Social Skills Training Benefits Mentally Ill Patients: Modeling Goalsetting, Role Playing
Worcester, Sharon, Clinical Psychiatry News
NEW YORK -- Good social skills training can enable many psychiatric patients to succeed in their community; such skills ensure that the needs of these patients are met with less involvement of case managers and other clinicians.
Such training requires that the specific needs of patients with mental disabilities be taken into consideration. For example, many psychiatric patients have learning disabilities.
"We can't expect to them to learn if we're just talking at them," Dr. Robert Paul Liberman commented at a meeting of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation.
Successful learning in this population is usually performance-based. Social skills …
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Publication information: Article title: Social Skills Training Benefits Mentally Ill Patients: Modeling Goalsetting, Role Playing. Contributors: Worcester, Sharon - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 31. Issue: 9 Publication date: September 2003. Page number: 56. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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