Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Technology: Functional Assessment
Mikal Cohen, Marianne Farkas, & Barry Cohen
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Functional assessment is different from traditional diagnosis in that skills are evaluated rather than pathological symptoms or personality. Functional assessment evaluates individuals’ spontaneous use, prompted use, and performance of critical skills in relation to their needed use in a particular environment. This technology teaches practitioners how to help define and evaluate the skills needed for consumers to be successful and satisfied in particular residential, educational, vocational, or social environments. Practitioners learn how to list critical skills, describe skill use, evaluate skill functioning, and coach individuals through the assessment process.
Training Package Contents
- Training Orientation Guide (PDF file)
- Training Modules (6 books in PDF files)
- Reference Handbooks (6 books in PDF files)
- PowerPoint® Slides (PDF file)
- Audio Demonstrations (in MP3 files, 3 examples approximately 10 minutes)
- Video Demonstration (YouTube link, 3 excerpts approximately 1.25 hours)
Training Package contents are sent to you via e-mail.
Citation: Cohen, M., Farkas, M., & Cohen, B. (1986, 2007). Psychiatric rehabilitation training technology: Functional assessment. Boston: Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
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Published: Edited and revised format 2007
Table of Contents
- Listing Critical Skills
- Describing Skill Use
- Evaluating Skill Functioning
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