Rehabilitation methods

The 1980s was a decade of transition, particularly in North America—a transition between the former era of deinstitutionalization and the era of rehabilitation. The 1980s sounded the death knell for whatever
was left of the deinstitutionalization era while at the same time ushering in the era of rehabilitation. The decade of the 1990s was the decade in which psychiatric rehabilitation assumed its rightful place as
one of the triumvirate of mental health initiatives: prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. (from Psychiatric Rehabilitation Second Edition William Anthony e a.) 

What is rehabilitation?

 

An example of a rehabilitation program: COPSI (Community care for People with Schizophrenia in India) The COPSI project was a randomized controlled trial comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of facility-based (usual) care and a collaborative community-based care intervention for people with schizophrenia in three sites in India. The community intervention was developed by a team comprising the treating psychiatrist, the intervention coordinator and lay community health workers (CHWs) and the majority of the service was delivered in home settings. A package of evidence based treatments was been selected for the community intervention that can be delivered by CHWs with adequate training and close supervision. See you tube

 

Manual of Psychosocial Rehabilitation

 

edited by Robert King,Chris Lloyd,Tom Meehan,Frank Deane,David Kavanagh see google book

 

Center for psychiatric rehabilitation Boston

 

This center had a revolutionary role in development of rehabilitation

 

Individual placement and support

Many persons who suffered from psychosis find having a job most important in their life, sometimes more important than any therapy. It helps them to be part of community again. Being fired through psychosis, stigma and cognitive problems are obstacles. All kind of training has disappointing effects. What works is getting a job first and then working on the difficulties which are met. This approach is called individual placement and support.

 

Individual Placement and Support you tube people tell how important work is

 

Supported Employment -- Introductory Video SAMSA

 

Interview with Dr. Gary Bond on IPS and Supported Employment

 

A handbook

 

Individual placement and support: from research to practice Miles Rinaldi, Rachel Perkins, Edmund Glynn, Tatiana Montibeller, Mark Clenaghan, Joan Rutherford Advances in Psychiatric Treatment Dec 2007, 

 

A Controlled Trial of Supported Employment for People With Severe Mental Illness and Justice Involvement

 

Cognitive remediation training

Improving thinking skills in schizophrenia - cognitive remediation by Til Wykes see youtube see also Problems with concentrating and other cognitive problems on these pages under symptoms

Socials skills training

Social skill training is a method long accepted in mainstream psychiatry, it works well for persons who are severely handicapped with cognitive problems, Paul Liberman (not to be confused with Jeffrey Lieberman) has developed some nice trainings

 

Social skills training: Alive and well? Kim T. Mueser & Alan S. Bellack

 

Dissemination and adoption of social skills training, Paul Liberman

 

Recent Advances in Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia, Alex Kopelowicz, Robert Paul Liberman, and Roberto Zarate 

 

Manuals

Efficacy and specificity of Social Cognitive Skills Training for outpatients with psychotic disorders, William P. Hora, Robert S. Kern, Cory Tripp, , Gerhard Hellemann, Jonathan K. Wynn, Morris Bell, Stephen R. Marder, Michael F. Green Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia: A Step-by-Step Guide by Alan S. Bellack, Kim T. Mueser, Susan Gingerich, Julie Agresta see book

 

The illness management and recovery toolkit, A mainstream psychiatric, but very handy tool to implement recovery promoting practices in a mental facility. Therapists learn to work with clients on their own goals instead of therapist goals. 

 

Social skills training in the treatment of negative symptoms - John Wixted

 

Social Skills training for severe Mental Disorders

 

The evidence

 

See a list of publications from psychiatric rehabilitation consultants 

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