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The Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Progress Notes Planner, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-18014-3
384 pages
August 2008
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The flexible format of The Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Progress Notes Planner, 2nd Edition enables you to choose between evidence based and traditional “best practice” treatment approaches for your patients. Fully revised to meet your needs as a mental health professional working in today’s long-term care facilities, this time-saving resource will save you hours of time-consuming paperwork without sacrificing your ability to develop customized progress notes. This guide is organized around 31 behaviorally based issues, from employment problems and family conflicts, to financial needs and homelessness, to intimate relationship conflicts and social anxiety.
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Table of Contents

PracticePlanners® Series Preface



Activities of Daily Living (ADL).


Anger Management.


Borderline Personality.

Chemical Dependence.


Employment Problems.

Family Conflicts.

Financial Needs.

Grief and Loss.

Health Issues.


Independent Activities of Daily Living (IADL).

Intimate Relationship Conflicts.

Legal Concerns.

Mania or Hypomania.

Medication Management.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).




Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


Recreational Deficits.

Self-Determination Deficits.

Sexuality Concerns.

Social Anxiety.

Social Skills Deficits.

Specific Fears and Avoidance.

Suicidal Ideation.

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Author Information

Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., PhD, is Series Editor for the bestselling PracticePlanners. Since 1971, he has provided professional mental health services to both inpatient and outpatient clients. He managed a group private practice for twenty-five years and is now the Executive Director of Life Guidance Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

David J. Berghuis, MA, LLP, is in private practice and has worked in community mental health for more than a decade. He is also coauthor of numerous titles in the PracticePlanners series.

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"…provides guidance to go beyond maintenance into concrete achievement of goals related to role functioning in the community." (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol 33 No. 1, Summer 2009)
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