Traditional protocol among the helping professions, including social work, involves identifying and labeling particular pathologies and weaknesses of clients, and then prescribing treatment to correct the functioning deficits. Nowhere has this tradition been stronger than in the mental health services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Too often, as a result of this pathology paradigm, the achievements and options of patients are seriously constricted, and quality of life for people suffering from mental ...

The Strengths Model: Case Management with People Suffering from Severe and Persistent Mental Illness 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195114447