Service Needs of the Seriously Mentally Ill: Training Implications for Psychology

Edited by Dale Johnson
Pages: 160
Item #: 4311130
ISBN: 978-1-55798-102-8
List Price: $9.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $9.95
Copyright: 1990
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

The challenge of meeting the needs of severely mentally ill individuals is one of the nation's top priorities. An increasing number of state programs are allocating more resources toward the care and treatment of the severely mentally ill. This book addresses many recent developments in this area including dimensions and complexities of service needs; conceptual and empirical foundations; model training programs; faculty development, curriculum development, and continuing education programs; and pre- and postdoctoral internship programs.

Table of Contents

—Paul Wohlford

—James W. Stockdill

Sponsor's Note
—Ira Iscoe


Executive Summary of Recommendations

I. Dimensions and Complexities of the Service Needs of the Seriously Mentally Ill and Providing Trained Personnel to Meet These Needs

  1. Serious Mental Illness and the Urgent Need for Relevant Training
    —Dale L. Johnson
  2. The Role of Clinical Training in Psychology to Meet the Needs of the Seriously Mentally Ill
    —Paul Wohlford
  3. The Role of the Graduate Faculty in Bridging Preservice Training and Practice for Psychologists in the Public Sector
    —Henry Tomes
  4. Responsibilities of States in Collaborating With Academia to Improve the Service System
    —James P. Stratoudakis
  5. Psychology and the Veterans Administration's Mental Health Responsibilities
    —Kenneth A. Klauck

II. Changes Needed in Psychology

  1. Training Psychologists to Refocus on the Seriously Mentally Ill
    —Harriet P. Lefley
  2. Developing Cross-Discipline Measures of Clinical Competencies in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Case Management
    —Lee Sechrest and Georgine Pion
  3. The Role of Psychologists in Serving the Seriously Mentally Ill: A Call for Partnership Between the Served and the Servers
    —Frederick J. Frese
  4. Principles for Promoting Community Integration of People With Psychiatric Disabilities: The Challenge to the Academic Psychology Community
    —Paul J. Carling

III. Conceptual/Empirical Foundations of Work With the Seriously Mentally Ill

  1. The Role of The National Institute of Mental Health in Attracting Doctoral-Level Talent and Improving Training, Research, and Services in Psychology: A Proposal
    —Gordon L. Paul
  2. Curriculum for the Core Disciplines for Professional Preservice Training in Working With the Long-Term Mentally Ill
    —William A. Anthony, Mikal R. Cohen, and Marianne Farkas
  3. Competency-Based Training of Psychiatric Practitioners in the Rehabilitation of the Chronic Mental Patient
    —Timothy G. Kuehnel and Robert P. Liberman

IV. Academic Programs in Universities and Professional Schools at the Doctoral and Master's Levels

  1. Doctoral Training of Psychologists in University Programs: The Changing Context
    —Lynn P. Rehm
  2. Doctoral Training for Practice in the Public Sector: What Schools of Professional Psychology Can Do, Why They Will Have Trouble Doing It, and Why They Might Do Something Useful Anyway
    —Donald R. Peterson
  3. The Case for Master's Degree Training in Psychology for Practice in the Public Sector
    —Patricia O'Connor and Richard D. Tucker

V. Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Internship Programs: Joining Relevant Academic Training, Practice in the Public Sector, and Applied Research Training

  1. The Role of the Two-Year Internship in Training Psychologists in the Provision of Services to the Seriously Mentally Ill
    —Kathie G. Larsen
  2. Preparing Psychologists to Work With the Seriously Mentally Ill: Internships and Postdoctoral Fellowships With a Research Focus
    —Edward P. Sheridan
  3. A State-Supported Internship Model: Camarillo State Hospital and Developmental Center
    —Irvin H. Hart

VI. Roles of Other Core Disciplines

  1. Training Psychiatric Residents to Work With the Seriously Mentally Ill
    —David L. Cutler
  2. Psychiatry's Role in Providing Services to the Seriously Mentally Ill
    —Marion Worthington
  3. The Role of Social Work in Providing Services to Persons With Serious Mental Illness
    —Robert I. Paulson
  4. The Role of Psychiatric Nursing in the Care of the Chronically Mentally Ill
    —Patricia R. Wahl

VII. Model Training Programs

  1. Toward an Integrated Model for Specialized Master's and Doctoral Psychology Training to Serve the Chronically Mentally Ill
    —David Scott Hargrove
  2. Strategic Attempts of a Psychology Department to Promote Community Integration: The University of Vermont Experience
    —Paul J. Carling
  3. The Lodge Society and Professional Training
    —Esther Onaga Fergus
  4. The Ohio Multidisciplinary Training Consortium: University of Cincinnati and Xavier University
    —David T. Hellkamp

VIII. Faculty Development, Curriculum Development, and Continuing Education Programs

  1. Factors Affecting Faculty and Curriculum Development in Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Nursing, and Social Work
    —Marianne Farkas and William A. Anthony
  2. Training Psychologists to Work With the Seriously Mentally Ill: Faculty Development, Curriculum Development, and Continuing Education Programs
    —Harriet P. Lefley


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