"Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care puts the entire concept of individualized service planning into understandable language for all readers. The authors have captured the essence of active involvement of the persons served in the identification of needs (as well as strengths) and the development of a plan that will address those needs. This book is definitely in concert with and supports the CARF Behavioral Health standards, and would be an excellent resource to better understand how to move towards a person-centered assessment and planning process."
-Nikki Migas, M.P.A., Managing Director, Behavioral Health Customer Service Unit, CARF… the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission
"This book encourages the field to turn a very important corner. It clarifies the goals and the processes that Mental Health and Alcohol/Drug systems presently need to focus on: joining with clients to help them enter/re-enter their communities and successfully exit the treatment systems. This book will help practitioners develop the necessary conceptual overview as well as individual components of service plans that will significantly enhance our clients’ chances for real world success."
-Ed Diksa, California Institute for Mental Health
"The authors take what for many clinicians is irritating paperwork requirement, treatment planning, that is a diversion from their "real" work of therapy and turn it into a valuable tool. By placing the person, the client at the center of planning, Adams and Grieder take the reader step by step through a transforming process. They lead us to re-think whose goals we are trying to achieve in treatment. This book could precipitate many fruitful seminar discussions during clinical training."
-Eric Goplerud, Ph.D., George Washington University Medical Center
Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care is a process-oriented book, guiding therapists in how to engage clients in building collaborative treatment plans that result in better outcomes. Suitable as both a reference tool and as a text for pre-degree training programs, the book addresses the entire process of treatment, from assessment through outcome evaluation. The book is relevant to providers in all settings, with a practical approach and case examples throughout.
About the authors: Neal Adams, MD, PhD is past president of the American College of Mental Health Administration and board certified in general psychiatry. Diane Grieder, M.Ed, has over 20 years experience consulting on improved mental health delivery systems. A prologue and epilogue are included by Dr. Wilma Townsend, a leading consumer advocate, consultant, and trainer in the field.
Reviewer:Joseph Beck, MD(Rush University Medical Center)
Description:This book describes an individualized approach to addiction recovery and treatment and includes unique appendixes that outline actual treatment plans.
Purpose:The purpose is to have treatment providers recognize the utility of tailoring treatment and not necessarily use an algorithmic approach. It then outlines some methods of customizing the treatment to meet individual patient needs in a biopsychosocial fashion.
Audience:There is a very small and specific audience for this book. Mental health professionals who are focused on addiction recovery, and have the necessary resources to carry out the treatment plans, may benefit.
Features:The book starts by arguing the importance of person-centered care while defining the term. It then delineates specific methods for individualizing care plans. It is inclusive of some of the basic tenets of addiction recovery, including assessing stages of change and having patients perform narrative summaries. The appendixes are very useful, outlining care plans in a very specific manner that I would find applicable to clinical care.
Assessment:I did not find this book particularly engaging. The authors are not very succinct in describing basic addiction recovery principles and since the audience is likely to be versed in these, they likely will find the book lacking. Although the title seems clearly stated, the overall thrust of the book is somewhat convoluted and ethereal. The appendixes, however, are very useful. These sorts of concrete examples are what clinicians need to practice with this population. In fact, I would consider using these appendixes as a template for recovery planning. Perhaps, a sort of workbook would be more useful since the quality of the text does not match the utility of the appendixes and the audience is most likely familiar with most of what the text covers.