"Both timely and critical for recovery-oriented practice, thisbook provides practitioners with the focused, essential knowledgeand skills to be truly person-centered and recovery-oriented whensupporting an individual's recovery journey. Dulmus and Nisbet haveprovided the field with an overdue practical resource. Making therecovery planner's best practice individual recovery plan formatavailable on CD-ROM is brilliant, and every agency will want toincorporate it into its EMR."
Linda Rosenberg, President/CEO National Council forCommunity Behavioral Healthcare, Washington, D.C.
"This is a practical and useful tool for case managers andcommunity support workers who are assisting people with seriousmental illness toward recovery. Working in a person-centeredfashion is what our consumers want and expect, but to date, therehave been few published tools with practical value for frontlinestaff. This resource is timely and relevant."
Michael F. Hogan, PhD, Hogan Health Solutions, Delmar, NewYork; former NYS Commissioner of Mental Health and Chair of thePresident's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health,20022003
Proven guidance for creating effective person-centered plansthat facilitate the recovery process for individuals with seriousmental illness
Recent national and international mental health policy ispromoting service delivery models that incorporate person-centeredand recovery-oriented approaches, in which individuals are in thelead role, defining their own goals for their individualizedrecovery plans. Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults withSerious Mental Illness provides mental health practitionerswith a useful resource to implement person-centered planning withina recovery framework when working with individuals with a seriousmental illness.
Providing a succinct overview of the historical roots,philosophy, and practice of person-centered recovery,Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious MentalIllness is organized around the three stages ofrecoveryBeginnings, Moving Forward, and Leaving YourPractitioner Behindyet still allows both the individual andpractitioner to revisit any of the three stages during the ebb andflow of an individual's recovery journey.
Sample recovery plans are included, covering the individual'sstatus, personal priorities, short-term objectives, and recoverysteps, and are organized around common recovery goalsincluding:Self-advocacy Family relationships Health and wellness Community involvement Stress management Relapse prevention Personal crisis planning Transportation Social relationships Meaningful activities Life skills
A companion CD-ROM provides all of the plans found in the bookin an easily customizable word-processing format.Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious MentalIllness assists practitioners in becoming effectiveperson-centered facilitators and advocates for recovery thatmeaningfully supports individuals in achieving their hopes anddreams.