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Books

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Best Practices in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition

Best pratices are those principles, techniques, interventions and service models that experts acknowledge as the most effective in a particular field. Written with the practitioner in mind, each chapter provides an overview of the topic, a summary of relevant research and implementation guidelines.

Fighting for Freedom in America

A memoir of a "Schizophrenia" and Mainstream Cultural Delusions by Clyde Dee. Now with over twenty years of paid experience in mental health, Dee works in an outpatient program in Richmond, CA. He also trains individuals who have lived experience with "psychosis" to reach out to those wo are still marginalized by stigma, institutionalization and isolation.

Heartbeats of Hope

Daniel Fisher, M.D.'s newest offering. Dr. Fisher is CEO of the National Empowerment Center, a board-certified psychiatrist, a Neurochemist and a faculty member at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Young People Hearing Voices

Escher and Romme have over 25 years experience of working with voice-hearers, pioneering the theory and practice of accepting and working with the meaning in voices. This unique, innovative book provides support and practical solutions forthe experience of hearing voices.

When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends and Caregivers
Rebecca Woolis
This updated and revised edition offers exciting and vital current information about recovery from mental illness and substance abuse while addressing short-term, daily problems of living with someone who has a mental illness, and long-term planning and care.

Cuando un ser querido sufre una Enfermedad Mental: Un manual para familiares, amigos y cuidadores

Rebecca Woolis
This spanish language version features all of the updated materials found in When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends and Caregivers with special attention paid to cultural factors.

 

 


Workbooks

Pathways to Recovery: A Strengths Recovery Self-Help Workbook
Priscilla Ridgeway, Diane McDiarmid, Lori Davidson, Julie Bayes and Others
Pathways to Recovery uses the metaphor of a journey to take the reader through a series of exercises which identify and use personal strengths for engaging in the recovery process.

Recuperando la Esperanza Libro Practico
LeRoy Saniol, Martin Koehler, Dori Hutchinson
This Spanish language workbook includes information and exercises to guide the Spanish speaking person on their journey of recovery. 

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills in Practice: A CPRP Preparation and Skills Workbook
Edited by Mark S. Salzer, PhD, LCP
This is “The Skills Book” for psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners.  Written by some of the most credible and experienced psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners, this workbook can also be used to prepare for the CPRP exam.  It includes realistic scenarios with follow up discussions, a series of challenging activities, review questions, and CPRP exam preparation techniques.  Recommended as a resource for the CPRP exam.

Past Presenters

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
Robert Whitaker
In this groundbreaking book, Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades?  Anatomy of an Epidemic will challenge you to think through that question for yourself. 

Beyond Twilight
Judy A. Cooperberg
Ten turbulent years fighting depression, compulsions and suicide are candidly chronicled in Judy’s poetry.  The unique format of this book in which the poems are dated, chronologically ordered and introduced, enables the reader to understand and follow the tumultuous journey of a teenager’s plunge into insanity, to a young woman’s victorious emergence into a productive and fulfilling life.