Strengths Based Case Management with People with Psychiatric Disabilities Lit Review

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The purpose of this literature review is to critique the effectiveness of the strengths model of case management when working with people with psychiatric disabilities Literature Review Abstract: The strengths model is not just a philosophy or perspective, although it is that. It is rather a set of values and principles, a theory of practice, and explicit and rigorous practice methods that have been developed and refined over the last 25 years (Rapp & Goscha, 2006). The empirical testing of the case management model has shown consistent results that are superior to traditional approaches to serving people with severe psychiatric disabilities. The purpose of this literature review is to critique the effectiveness of the…show more content…
Strengths-based case management (SBCM) is based on six principles that are the governing laws, values, or tenets on which the methods are based (Rapp & Goscha, 2006). These principles are the transition between the theory that seeks to explain people succeeding in life and the specific methods for assisting people toward that end (Rapp & Goscha, 2006) which is to, identify, secure and sustain resources that are both external (i.e., social relations, opportunities, resources) and internal (i.e., aspirations, competencies, confidence) rather than a focus on just external resources (active ingredient). The principles go as followed: • Principle 1: People with Psychiatric Disabilities Can Recover, Reclaim, and Transform Their Lives • Principle 2: The Focus Is on Individual Strengths Rather than Deficits • Principle 3: The Community Is viewed as an Oasis of Resources • Principle 4: The Client Is the Director of the Helping Process • Principle 5: The Case Manager-Client Relationship Is Primary and Essential • Principle 6: The Primary Setting for Our Work Is the Community Case managers working in the theoretical framework of the strengths model work to identify, secure and sustain resources that are both external (i.e., social relations, opportunities, resources) and

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