Assertive Outreach in Mental Healthcare: Current Perspectives

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Assertive Outreach in Mental Healthcare: Current Perspectives explores experiences, successes, interventions, and service user stories as well as lessons learned from the implementation experience surrounding assertive intervention. It provides a synthesis of expert experience in the field as well as experiences of grass roots team practitioners.

This book makes a valuable contribution to the field by addressing in depth a wide range of topics critical to the delivery of assertive outreach services and providing practitioners with a manual into which they can feed lessons learned from other teams for continuous service improvement. This book is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in assertive outreach and community treatment approaches in mental health.

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  • Provides a contemporary analysis of current service developments in the area
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Covers cross-cutting issues relevant to all areas of community mental health care
  • Includes multiple perspectives: service user, researcher, service manager, commissioner, clinician and carer
  • Covers both service delivery and therapeutic interventions
  • Explores how the assertive outreach model is applied in the UK and Europe
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About the author

Caroline Williams is Company Director of User FriendlyPsychiatry Ltd and a Programme Director and Clinical Tutor atLancaster University. She was previously Assertive Outreach Managerat Five Borough Partnership NHS Trust, Warrington, Merseyside andhas provided consultancy and training to Assertive Outreach teamsin England and Wales. Caroline was also a National Steering GroupMember of the National Forum for Assertive Outreach.

Mike Firn is Clinical Service Development Lead at SouthWest London & St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. He isalso Chair of the National Forum for Assertive Outreach.

Simon Wharne is the South East Regional Representativefor the National Forum for Assertive Outreach and Team Leader forthe Hastings and Rother Outreach Team.

Dr Rob Macpherson is Consultant Psychiatrist inrehabilitation and assertive outreach, based at Wotton LawnHospital, Gloucester. He is also Training Programme Director forgeneral adult psychiatry, Severn Deanery.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Feb 8, 2011
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Medical / Nursing / Psychiatric & Mental Health
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