Edited by Bertram J. Black. Price, $2.50 (paper-bound). Pp 96. Altro Health and Rehabilitation Services, Inc., 373 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10016, 1963.
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Guides to Psychiatric Rehabilitation is the detailed, easy to read report of a unique rehabilitation program established for state mental hospital patients and expatients. Three separate agencies cooperated in the program, viz, a private agency (a community philanthropic organization that operates a sheltered workshop and is dedicated to the rehabilitation of persons suffering from a wide range of disabilities), a State Vocational Rehabilitation organization, and a large state mental hospital.
In expertly planned and integrated teamwork that lasted for three years, a multitude of experiences, positive and negative, were collected and evaluated. The project demonstrated a broad spectrum approach toward the rehabilitation of psychiatric patients and included, in addition to the amelioration of clinical psychopathology, their successful transition from the hospital environment to a statisfactory functioning in the community. This was achieved by utilizing from the onset of hospitalization all that the various disciplines had to offer in the carefully
Moran AG. Guides to Psychiatric Rehabilitation.. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1964;10(5):545-546. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1964.01720230107015