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On Being and Having a Case Manager : A Relational Approach to Recovery in Mental Health - Jeffrey Longhofer

On Being and Having a Case Manager

A Relational Approach to Recovery in Mental Health

Paperback Published: 5th April 2010
ISBN: 9780231132664
Number Of Pages: 242
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"On Being and Having a Case Manager" stresses the importance of the "process" of building relationships in helping clients realize independent lives. Based on a two-year study of Marilyn and her case managers, this book emphasizes the "intentional" exchange of attention and information between case managers, clients, and others within the caring network and clearly outlines a practical method for all service providers, clients, family members, and close friends to follow.

Throughout the day, from moment to moment, relationships fluctuate among "doing for," "doing with," "standing by for support," and "doing for oneself." By observing Marilyn and her case manager, the authors prove the value of mutually and continuously monitoring these fluctuations within three primary domains-feeling, thinking, and acting-while carrying out daily activities. These findings show that managers are often stuck in "doing-for" modes of relating. Indeed, this may be one of the factors that contribute most to case manager and client burnout. While some clients with severe and persistent symptoms may, in fact, frequently require others to "do-for," some like Marilyn may not require as much. They may need more "doing-with" and "standing-by" to encourage mastery and the internalization of confidence.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: The Relational Method for Recoveryp. xii
Culinary Artsp. 22
An Apartment of Her Ownp. 88
Disappearancep. 134
Realizing the Promise of Case Management: A Relational Approach to Recoveryp. 192
Research Methodsp. 207
Relational Case Management Formp. 217
Notesp. 219
Referencesp. 227
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780231132664
ISBN-10: 0231132662
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 5th April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.3