Person-centered mental health care is essential for keeping service users at the center of care. This handbook uses practical examples across clinical care, research, education, and healthcare administration to illustrate how to implement person-centered approaches for clients with serious mental health challenges. Looking at the different service points that this growing population of clients encounter enables service providers to see how to implement holistic person-centered care in an effective manner.
Each chapter follows a concrete case example exploring different techniques, tools, and resources that can be used by service users and service providers. An appendix provides the handouts in printable form. Written by experts in person-centered care with diverse experiences with mental health-related practices and policies, this comprehensive handbook is a valuable resource for psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners, researchers, educators, and policy makers who work with people with serious mental health challenges.