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.
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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