TITLE

THE USE OF TIME LINES AND LIFE LINES IN WORK WITH CHRONICALLY MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE

AUTHOR(S)
Quam, Jean K.; Abramson, Nancy S.
PUB. DATE
February 1991
SOURCE
Health & Social Work;Feb1991, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes the use of two treatment tools, time lines and life lines, designed to be used with adults who have had lifelong experience with severe and persistent mental illness. The premise of work with these clients is that their developmental stages and tasks have been skewed by years of mental illness. By graphically charting their reminiscence of life events, many clients can be helped to integrate into society and to resolve negative life experiences. Examples are given for the use of these tools with clients and with family members.
ACCESSION #
9602221911

 

Related Articles

  • On Caring. S. B. // Social Work;May76, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p178 

    The article focuses on care as part of social work. Social works concern for the quality of life extends not only to developing services and resources that meet tangible human needs, but also to fostering those more intangible conditions equally essential to the positive development of human...

  • Reality orientation and staff attention: a controlled study. Woods, R. T. // British Journal of Psychiatry;May79, Vol. 134, p502 

    A trial was carried out of Reality Orientation (R.O.) in a residential home for the elderly mentally infirm with a 'social therapy' control group, receiving the same amount of staff attention as the R.O. group, in addition to an untreated control group. R.O. residents improved more on tests of...

  • The decade of recovery. Anthony, William A. // Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal;Apr93, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p1 

    Offers a recovery vision for people with psychiatric disabilities. Author's view on 1990s as a `Decade of Recovery'; Meaning of recovery.

  • Managing severe mental illness in the community using the Mental Health Act 1983: a comparison of Supervised Discharge and Guardianship in England. Hatfield, Barbara; Shaw, Jenny; Pinfold, Vanessa; Bindman, Jonathan; Evans, Sherrill; Huxley, Peter; Thornicroft, Graham; Hatfield, B; Shaw, J; Pinfold, V; Bindman, J; Evans, S; Huxley, P; Thornicroft, G // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;2001, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p508 

    Background: Two measures in the English Mental Health Act allow requirements to be imposed upon patients living in the community. These are Guardianship (Section 7) and Supervised Discharge (Section 25A).Aims: The paper aims to compare patients with mental illnesses,...

  • On our own: Preliminary findings from a consumer-run... Silverman, Sheila H.; Blank, Michael B. // Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal;Fall1997, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p151 

    Presents a study about the role of a consumer-run agency in central Virginia serving the needs of individuals with mental illness. How the study was conducted; Results and discussion of the study.

  • Treatment Outcome in Patients Receiving Assertive Community Treatment. Kortrijk, H.; Mulder, C.; Roosenschoon, B.; Wiersma, D. // Community Mental Health Journal;Aug2010, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p330 

    In an observational study of severely mentally ill patients treated in assertive community treatment (ACT) teams, we investigated how treatment outcome was associated with demographic factors, clinical factors, and motivation for treatment. To determine psychosocial outcome, patients were...

  • Psychosocial programming for the elderly who are mentally ill. Bernstein, Michael A.; Rose, Donna // Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal;Jan91, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p3 

    Presents information on a psychosocial rehabilitation treatment program for the elderly who are seriously mentally ill, called the Geriatric Residential Treatment System (GRTS). When the program was started; Average age of residents on entry into the program; How rehabilitation and treatment...

  • Drop in blind and partially sighted people.  // Optometry Today;9/5/2014, Vol. 54 Issue 17, p7 

    The article focuses on a report released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) in September 2014, which found that the number of older people registered as blind and partially sighted in England has dropped.

  • Integrating Criminal Justice, Community Healthcare, and Support Services for Adults with Severe Mental Disorders. Weisman, R.L.; Lamberti, J.S.; Price, N. // Psychiatric Quarterly;Mar2004, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p71 

    Persons with severe mental disorders are overrepresented in our nation's jails and prisons. Factors including cooccurring substance use disorders, homelessness, and lack of access to community services have contributed to this problem, as have gaps between criminal justice, healthcare, and...

  • A Broken System. Meyer, Charles R. // Minnesota Medicine;Jan2007, Vol. 90 Issue 1, p4 

    The author reflects on the problems in the mental health system in Minnesota. According to him, the state's mental health services is inadequate and failed to cater mentally ill patients. Moreover, patients referred to a psychiatrist encounter long waits or discover that their psychiatrists have...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics