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Assertive Outreach

A Strengths Approach to Policy and Practice


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This book gives a comprehensive, evidence-based account of assertive outreach from a strengths perspective. It emphasizes developing a collaborative approach to working with the service user, which stresses the achievement of the service user's own aspirations, and building upon the service user's own strengths and resources. The book provides a comprehensive, authoritative approach to the subject, that combines an overview of the policy and practice issues. It makes use of extensive case study material to illustrate individual and team circumstances.

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Key Features

    • Comprehensive and authoritative
    • Integrates policy and practice
    • Extensive use of case study material
    • Evidence-based

Published Reviews

    ""This book combines a set of values with evidence-baised practice and utilises the strength model of care."" Lindsey Coombes, Community Practtioner, July 2004
    book offers a wealth of information on the development of assertive outreach and its practical application. The authors adopt a 'strengths' approach - an essential and refreshing alternative to the medical model or problem-focused approach."" Tobby Williamson, Mental Health, August 2004

Author Information

    By Peter Ryan, DProf, MSc, CQSW, Professor of Mental Health, Middlesex University, Chair of Mental Health Academic Group, Chair of ENTER Mental Health; and Steve Morgan, BA, BPL, DipCOT, MA, Independent Mental Health Consultancy, 'Practice-Based Evidence', London

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Assertive Outreach
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 286 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07375-5
  • Copyright: 2004