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Mental Health Case Management

Mental Health Case Management
A Practical Guide

August 2012 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Mental Health Case Management: A Practical Guide represents the first modern guide designed to provide students and practitioners with a grounded and practical tutorial on the key functions of a case manager serving adults with severe mental illness. The guide is purposely devoid of extensive theoretical and historical discourse, and rather focuses on a direct and to-the-point approach that time-pressed readers will appreciate when learning the fundamentals of providing mental health case management. Within this work, readers will learn the ABC's of mental health case management ranging from likely psychiatric conditions their clients will experience to working with the local and federal disability systems. This information is captured within a strengths-based, recovery-oriented framework that places empowerment and the dignity of the client being served at the forefront of the delivery of excellent care, and is intended to be augmented with field experience and close supervision by expert case managers. By the end of reading this guide, students and practitioners should have a clear understanding of the foundation principles of mental health case management and knowledge of how to implement these principles into effective practice.

Medications for Managing the Symptoms of Severe Mental Illness
Resource Brokering: The Big Two
Managing Crises as a Case Manager
Identifying and Managing Substance Use Problems
Comorbid Health Problems
Helping Clients Find Work and Stay Employed
Taking Care of Yourself

“I would require this guide because I believe students would benefit from having it not only during the course but also while they are out in the field. It is not lengthy and the material is not too heavy. It is concise but includes very pertinent information that beginning counselors and social workers need to know.”

Dr. Rebecca G. McBride
Old Dominion University -– Norfolk

“This guide would be excellent for the practical knowledge that I am interested in seeing my students gain. Students using this book would be well prepared to tackle everyday problems that clients face. I would use this guide in addition to a more generalized guide which discusses theory and other models of helping.”

LaKeisha L. Harris, PhD
University Of Maryland Eastern Shore - Princess Anne


Ms Yolanda Greene-allen-boggs
alternative counseling and abuse, UCO of muller in bethany
May 24, 2014

Awaiting committee review and feedback from field instructors.

Excellent text-adoption is recommended.

Professor Barb LaRue
Health Human Services Program, Baker College of Cadillac
August 11, 2013
Key features

1. Clear, practical knowledge of mental health case management. Students and practitioners will find this useful for quickly getting up to speed on how to provide mental health case management.

2. Coverage of key entitlement and disability resources. Students and practitioners will have the knowledge needed to link clients to entitlement systems.

3. Recovery framework. Using the latest research in the field, students and practitioners will learn how mental health case management is transforming into a recovery system—one that focuses on empowerment and client strengths in order to facilitate independence and recovery.

4. Broad systems coverage. Students and practitioners will learn how to work with broad systems, including the client, family, social security administration, and other resources systems.

5. Targeted and concise. Students and practitioners will focus on the essentials of mental health case management and the effective application of this knowledge.

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