Best Practice: Understanding Patrons with Psychiatric Disabilities. Chris Peters, Ph.D., OTR/L Rachel Post, LCSW Nancy Henderson, MA, MLS Nona Clarke Corbett Monica, B.A., CADC II Elizabeth Scanlon, BS, OTS Lisa Canavan May 16, 2008. First thing that comes to mind.
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Best Practice: Understanding Patrons with Psychiatric Disabilities
Chris Peters, Ph.D., OTR/L
Rachel Post, LCSW
Nancy Henderson, MA, MLS
Corbett Monica, B.A., CADC II
Elizabeth Scanlon, BS, OTS
May 16, 2008
“A man released from a Washington state mental hospital is accused of stabbing a teenage girl to death.”
“Another man randomly snatched a child […] says he intended to throw the child in front of a moving train.”
“The thread connecting all those horrific tales? Past diagnoses of
for each suspect” (Song, 2006).
“idiots and lunatiks”
Clifford Beers: Mental
Hygiene Movement (1912)
Dr. Pinel removes chains from an “insane woman” in a French “asylum” (1729).
When I was younger I could not fully negotiate all the things and ideas that I had, but three years ago that changed for me. Life for me is simple when all is complex and the tides turn to peace (Precin, 2002).
(Saddock & Saddock, 2007)
social and peer
“gaining control over one’s life, appreciating and valuing the uniqueness of oneself, belonging[…] in a community and […] realizing hopes and dreams” (Brown, 2001, p.1).
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