Book by Dr. Christina Newhill Provides a Biopsychosocial Treatment Guide to Those Suffering from Mental Illness.



Dr. Christina Newhill's new book, Interventions for Serious Mental Disorders: Working with Individuals and Their Families, Provides a Biopsychosocial Treatment Guide to Those Suffering from Mental Illness.

Cover of the book Interventions for Serious Mental Disorders: Working with Individuals and Their FamiliesThe book prepares the beginning social work practitioner to work with some of the most challenging clients seen at public community mental/behavioral health care services. This title includes how to develop and maintain a therapeutic alliance with individuals with serious mental illness, how to manage and overcome the impact of stigma, how to manage a client’s lack of insight and facilitate illness awareness, and how to work with andengage involuntary and resistant clients.

Readers will learn how to overcome potential barriers toeffective treatment engagement with individuals suffering fromsevere mental illness (SMI). Mental illnesses addressed include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, paranoid disorder, severepersonality disorders and substance abuse problems.

Features Include:

  • Diverse case studies - Ample case illustrations and client clinician dialogues engage students in the material enhancingtheir understanding of how such disorders present and facilitate clinical skill development.
  • Legal and ethical issues - The basic principles of community mental/behavioral health practices, professional and personal values and ethics, and how to manage legal issues are examined throughout the text.
  • Historical coverage of serious mental illness (SMI) - This comprehensive synopsis provides readers with an overviewof how societies around the world have cared for and treated individuals with SMI.

 

Interventions for Serious Mental Disorders: Working with Individuals and Their Families (ISBN 9780205730650) is available on Amazon and through Pearson at www.mypearsonstore.com or www.pearsonhighered.com.