Chapter 29. Team Structures in Community Mental Health

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Tom Burns

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch29

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Burns, T. (2010) Team Structures in Community Mental Health, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch29

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • social interventions - team structures in community mental health;
  • linking of need for social interventions with psychiatric treatment - obvious with deinstitutionalization;
  • team approach to community mental health care - severe or enduring disorders being inevitable;
  • community mental health teams (CMHTS);
  • CMHT, characterized by its multidisciplinary nature;
  • national and international variation in staffing of CMHTs - with clinical psychology and occupational therapy;
  • isolated trials of early community mental health services;
  • case management (CM) and assertive community treatment (ACT);
  • generic CMHTs characteristics;
  • associations between service components, cluster analysis and hospitalization - in regression analysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Early History of Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTS)

  • Characteristics of the Generic CMHT

  • Research into CMHT Structures

  • Case Management (CM) and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

  • Current Developments

  • Conclusions

  • References