Book Description

Review ... those of us in the clinical and administrative fields can thank the authors of A Working Life for People with Severe Mental Illness for this clear, practical book on integrating work into clinical treatment. The authors, both well-known leaders in clinical and research aspects of vocational rehabilitaiton of persons with severe mental illness, set out to lay to rest the notion that only work in a sheltered environment - or perhaps no work at all - is appropriate for people with severe mental illness ... Becker and Drake have writen an inspiring and thoughtful challenge to those of us working in mental health care - our patients can work, and there is an evidence-based practice that will support them to succeed. Ms Andrea Minichiello, Vocational Specialist on the PACT team at UMass-Community Healthlink in Worcester, Massachussetts, USA and Dr Jeffrey Stovall, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA Read more About the Author Robert E. Drake and Deborah R. Becker are both at New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. Read more