Handbook of Recovery in Inpatient Psychiatry

  • Nirbhay N. Singh
  • Jack W. Barber
  • Scott Van Sant

Part of the Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health book series (EBPBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Will D. Spaulding, Elaina Montague, Andrea Avila, Mary E. Sullivan
      Pages 3-38
    3. Larry Davidson, Erika Carr, Chyrell Bellamy, Janis Tondora, Ellie Fossey, Thomas Styron et al.
      Pages 39-58
    4. Kristin M. Hunter, Anthony O. Ahmed
      Pages 59-79
    5. P. Alex Mabe, Michael Rollock, Gina N. Duncan
      Pages 81-97
    6. Gina N. Duncan, Anthony O. Ahmed, P. Alex Mabe, Brian Anderson, Gareth Fenley, Michael Rollock
      Pages 99-123
  3. Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Nirbhay N. Singh, Giulio E. Lancioni, Evelyn Harris, Alan S. W. Winton
      Pages 127-153
    3. Scott Van Sant
      Pages 155-177
    4. Benjamin D. Hill, Channing Sofko, Anneliese C. Boettcher
      Pages 179-202
    5. Jack W. Barber
      Pages 203-225
    6. Jeff Phillips
      Pages 227-257
    7. Rachel E. Myers
      Pages 259-277
    8. Monica M. Jackman
      Pages 279-308
    9. Michael Franczak, Christina Dye
      Pages 309-335
  4. Advocacy, Resilience and Empowerment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Michael S. Shafer, Vicki Staples, Lisa St. George
      Pages 339-357
    3. Donna Lee Elm, Jenny L. Devine
      Pages 359-385
    4. Kathy Bashor, Susan Junck, Colleen McGregor, Cheryl Anderson
      Pages 387-407
    5. Michael Franczak, Doug Barshter, John W. Reich, Martha Kent, Alex J. Zautra
      Pages 409-438
    6. Scott Van Sant, Jack W. Barber, Nirbhay N. Singh
      Pages 439-453
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 455-467

About this book


This handbook provides a guide for individualized, responsive, and meaningful care to patients with severe mental illness. It begins with an overview of the foundational aspects of recovery – definitions and assessment, recovery principles, recovery research, and applications of recovery principles in in inpatient psychiatry.  Subsequent chapters offer in-depth analyses of provider competencies, the patient’s role in personal choices and decision making, and the deeper healing goals of recovery. The handbook also offers detailed treatment modalities, including cognitive remediation, psychological and psychiatric services, nursing and occupational therapy services, peer support, and pharmacological treatment.

Featured topics include:
  • Sexuality and sexual health in the inpatient psychiatric setting. 
  • The power of stigma and the usage of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) principles to combat stigma.
  • Legal advocacy.
  • Self-advocacy and empowerment.
  • Methods to enhance resilience and sustain recovery in inpatients.
  • Common errors and solutions during the transformation to recovery-oriented systems.
The Handbook of Recovery in Inpatient Psychiatry is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related professionals/practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, rehabilitation therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and allied professionals in related mental health and medical disciplines. 


Applications of recovery principles Assessment of inpatient recovery Behavioral services and recovery Cognitive remediation services and recovery Definitions of inpatient recovery Family and recovery Forensic services and recovery Inpatient psychiatric recovery principles Inpatient psychiatric recovery research Legal advocacy and recovery Psychiatric services and recovery Psychopharmacological treatment and inpatient recovery Public mental health hospitals and recovery Recovery and sexual health Recovery and sexuality Recovery-focused inpatient treatment planning Rehabilitation services and recovery Self-advocacy and recovery Shared decision making and recovery Vocational and employment training and recovery

Editors and affiliations

  • Nirbhay N. Singh
    • 1
  • Jack W. Barber
    • 2
  • Scott Van Sant
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Health BehaviorAugusta University Medical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA
  2. 2.Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services RichmondUSA
  3. 3.Medical College of GeorgiaAugusta University Medical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA

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