Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability

LeRoy Spaniol, Cheryl Gagne, and Martin Koehler

Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability

 

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Audience: Recommended for people with psychiatric disabilities and their families; professionals; and students in rehabilitation, psychiatry, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing, social work, occupational therapy, or any of the helping professions. Valuable resource for staff development and classroom use.

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The first text to systematically examine the psychological and social aspects of psychiatric disability—this collection of articles by researchers, professionals, consumers, and family members bridges scholarly research, professional knowledge and practice, and the human experience of people who live with mental illness.

For students in rehabilitation, psychiatry, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing, social work, occupational therapy, or any of the helping professions, Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability provides a solid foundation for understanding the human experience of mental illness—the impact that both the illness and the helping systems can have on an individual, as well as the impact that society in general can have on a person struggling to recover from mental illness.

For professionals, this text broadens traditional thinking about psychiatric disability and the provision of services, offering new strategies to help encourage and sustain recovery, and renewed hope that people with psychiatric disabilities can learn to cope successfully with their disability and lead fulfilling lives.

For people with psychiatric disabilities and their families, these writings confirm that they have been heard, that their experiences matter, and that their experiences and insights will impact how services are provided in the future.

Citation: Spaniol, L., Koehler, M., & Gagne, C. (Eds). (1997). Psychological and social aspects of psychiatric disability.Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.


Product Details

PDF file: 592 Pages
Published: 1997
ISBN-13: 978-1-878512-06-2

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Recovery Process

Chapter 2: The Experience of Recovery

Chapter 3: Coping and Adaptation

Chapter 4: The Family

Chapter 5: The Helping Culture

Chapter 6: Self-Help

Chapter 7: Barriers to Recovery

Chapter 8: Advocacy and Empowerment

Editors

LeRoy Spaniol LeRoy Spaniol, PhD, retired in 2004 as Senior Director at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
He holds a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has 41 years of experience in the mental health field as counselor, advocate, program developer, administrator, and educator.  Dr. Spaniol
was the Founder and Executive Publisher of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal and is currently a Consulting Editor for the Journal. He has taught as an Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Boston University.
He also founded and taught in the Recovery Center, a rehabilitation program for people with psychiatric disabilities at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.  He is currently President of NAMI of Cape Cod and serves on the Affordable
Housing Committee for the Town of Wellfleet, MA.  Dr. Spaniol has published 18 books and many book chapters and articles about psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery, and families.


Cheryl Gagne Cheryl Gagne, ScD, has been with the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation since 1988 when
she joined the Supported Employment Research Project Team. Since then she has worked in numerous research, training, and service projects at the Center. Currently, Dr. Gagne is a senior training associate and spends her time training and consulting
with mental health programs in the United States and internationally. She is the associate director of the Services Division of the Center, which develops, delivers, and evaluates innovative services for people with psychiatric disabilities.
She has developed many training programs and courses for mental health professionals and people who use mental health services. Since 1994, Dr. Gagne has taught the course, Rehabilitation of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities, at Boston University.


Martin Koehler, BA, worked as a teaching assistant and a research assistant at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation for many years. He was involved in numerous presentations at conferences and co-authored several books
on recovery published by our Center.

Reviews

Thanks for having compiled the writings of so many of our best teachers in one place.
Paula Goering, RN, PhD, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto, ON, Canada

…A multitalented compendium–textbook, archive, reference book, documentary…The wide variety of articles…describe the art and science of applied hope in action.
J. Rock Johnson, JD, Consumer Advocate

…In these articles we get a feel for the agonies and struggles of living with severe mental illnesses, as well as what is needed and wanted from mental health providers…This book will be extremely to people with mental illnesses, family members, professionals, and students.
Mona Wascow, ACSW, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison

…I am a nursing educator in the degree program in Hamilton, New Zealand, and have just read your book, Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability, and have found it fantastic….Juat a big thanks for gathering a super resource.
Robyn Bolanderas, Hamilton, New Zealand

…The Literature Committee of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill has reviewed and evaluated your book, Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability,… and is recommending the book to the more than 170,000 NAMI members…
Betsy Samuelson Greer, NAMI Literature Committee