ERIC Number: ED441992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Vocational Impact of Psychiatric Disorders: A Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals.
Fischler, Gary L.; Booth, Nan
This book, which is intended for vocational rehabilitation (VR) professionals, is a guide to many of the disorders included in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual," fourth edition (DSM-IV), that VR professionals are likely to encounter. The introduction discusses the relationship between psychiatric disorders and vocational functioning and explains the role of the DSM-IV in VR. The following disorders are examined in chapters 1-7: (1) mood disorders; (2) anxiety disorders; (3) somatoform disorders; (4) paranoid, schizotypal, and schizoid personality disorders; (5) borderline, antisocial, histrionic, and narcissistic personality disorders; (6) avoidant, dependent, obsessive-compulsive, and passive-aggressive personality disorders; and (7) schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. The following items are included for each disorder discussed in chapters 1-7: (1) illustrative case studies describing specific psychological and psychiatric symptoms and their vocational impact; (2) rating scales on which the severity of the impairment of victims' understanding and memory, concentration and persistence, social interaction, and adaptation as a result of the given disorder is rated on a scale of 1-5; and (3) summary of VR strategies and accommodations. Chapter 8 considers the role of psychological assessment in VR. Appended is a summary of relevant portions of the DSM-IV. The bibliography lists 21 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Antisocial Behavior, Anxiety, Attitude Change, Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Counseling Techniques, Definitions, Dependency (Personality), Employment Problems, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, Interpersonal Competence, Mental Disorders, Moods, Personality Problems, Psychological Evaluation, Rehabilitation Counseling, Schizophrenia, Self Concept, Supported Employment, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
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