The Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Treatment Planner

Author: Jongsma, Arthur E., Jr.


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  • ISBN: 9780470180136
  • Author: Jongsma, Arthur E., Jr.
  • Publ Date: 2008-08-01
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 336
  • Status: NSI
  • ID - 567321

Table of Contents :

Acknowledgments. Introduction. Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Aging. Anger Management. Anxiety. Borderline Personality. Chemical Dependence . Depression. Employment Problems. Family Conflicts. Financial Needs. Grief and Loss. Health Issues. Homelessness. Independent Activities of Daily Living (IADL). Intimate Relationship Conflicts. Legal Concerns. Mania or Hypomania. Medication Management. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Panic/Agoraphobia. Paranoia. Parenting. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Psychosis. Recreational Deficits. Self-Determination Deficits. Sexuality Concerns. Social Anxiety. Social Skills Deficits. Specific Fears and Avoidance. Suicidal Ideation. Appendix A. Bibliotherapy Suggestions. Appendix B. Professional References for Evidence-Based Chapters. Appendix C. Index of DSM-IV Codes Associated with Presenting Problems.


The flexible format of The Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Treatment Planner, 2nd Edition enables you to choose between evidence based and traditional "best practice" treatment approaches for your patients. Fully revised to meet your needs as a mental health professional working in today's long-term care facilities, this time-saving resource contains over 1,000 rewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions, plus space for recording specific treatment plan options. This guide is organized around 31 behaviorally based issues, from employment problems and family conflicts, to financial needs and homelessness, to intimate relationship conflicts and social anxiety.


"...are thorough in describing the symptoms experienced by people who have severe mental illnesses, as well as many of the goals professionals have when working with people who are diagnosed with these illnesses. The book mirror each other, and are organized alphabetically, making them easy to use. They could serve as a good reference for professionals needing ideas when creating treatment plans and documenting services with people who have severe and persistent mental illness." ( Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal , Vol 33 No. 1, Summer 2009)

Author Biography:

Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., PhD, is Series Editor for the bestselling PracticePlanners(r). Since 1971, he has provided professional mental health services to both inpatient and outpatient clients. He managed a group private practice for twenty-five years and is now the Executive Director of Life Guidance Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. David J. Berghuis, MA, LLP, is in private practice and has worked in community mental health for more than a decade. He is also coauthor of numerous titles in the PracticePlanners(r) series. Timothy J. Bruce, PhD, is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois.


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