This book reviews the principles and scientific foundations of psychiatric rehabilitation. It covers the different types of clinical syndromes relative to rehabilitation, the settings in which rehabilitation takes place (hospital and community), and the social roles (occupational, social, and family) for which rehabilitation prepares patients. The management of the staff team is considered a key element in a successful rehabilitation service.
Fraser writes: “Douglas Bennett has a hero pioneer of psychiatric rehabilitation. It was a pleasure and honour to work with him as a young clinical psychologist, in the team he led, and to edit this book with him. The ideas in it are his ideas, but conveyed here by his friends and colleagues.
His work in psychiatric rehabilitation was in two phases, one in a big mental hospital (Netherne); the other developing a model community psychiatric service for Camberwell at the Maudsley Hospital.
In that new task he transposed some of the theoretical perspectives that he had developed in the mental hospital setting, and extended them to a new context. He was remarkably visionary in his approach to community psychiatric care. I am not sure that his vision has ever been fully implemented; mental health services would be in better shape now if it had been. It was a remarkable integration of what psychiatry and the human sciences could offer.”
Concept and History of Rehabilitation
The Historical Development of Rehabilitation Services (D. Bennett)
Schizophrenia (J. Wing)
Neurotic, Affective, and Conduct Disorders (F. Watts & D. Bennett)
Problem Drinkers and Drug Takers (A. Thorley)
Rehabilitation of the Mentally Abnormal Offender (J. Gunn & P. Taylor)
Ward–Based Rehabilitation Programs (J. Hall)
Industrial Therapy in the Mental Hospital (R. Morgan)
The Family, the Social Network, and Rehabilitation (J. Birley & B. Hudson)
Support and Rehabilitation (D. Bennett & I. Morris)
Employment (F. Watts)
Domestic Roles (G. Parry)
Interpersonal Relationships (G. Shepherd)
Socialization and Social Integration (F. Watts)
Principles into Practice
Management of the Staff Team (F. Watts & D. Bennett)
Planning the Rehabilitation of the Individual (G. Shepherd)