When someone you love begins to behave in ways that worry you, it can feel overwhelming to know where to go for help. Finding help is especially daunting when the affected person doesn’t want help. Whether your loved one faces addiction, mental illness, or even if you don’t know what underlies a change in your loved one’s behavior, you need to advice of a trusted team of experts.
Award winning Psychiatrist Dr. Melissa Deuter and renowned Interventionist Rich Whitman walk you through A Vision for Change: How to Help Someone with Addiction or Mental Illness step-by-step. From finding help all the way to urgent intervention, the authors are your experts to show you the way. You are no longer on this path alone.
|Publisher:||Melissa Deuter, MD, PLLC|
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About the Author
Rich is a Nationally Certified Intervention Professional. He has successfully conducted well over 500 interventions throughout the United States and has made numerous television appearances. Rich combines decades of clinical expertise with a no-nonsense style that quickly gains the trust of clients and families alike. He is professional, compassionate, and dedicated to help every individual and family struggling with addictive disorders.
Melissa Deuter, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and founder of Sigma Mental Health Urgent Care based in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Deuter currently holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she is actively involved in clinical research, teaching seminars, and supervising the work of medical students and psychiatry residents. She is a current member of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Ethics Council, and a current member of the South Texas Psychiatric Physicians Research Network's Executive Committee.
Dr. Deuter has been recognized repeatedly for her clinical work and has been named a "Top Doctor" and a "Best of" Doctor as well as a Texas Super Doctor's "Rising Star." She also has received the American Registry "Patient's Choice Award." Dr. Deuter has a special interest in early-stage psychiatric care, differentiating serious illness from normal brain development and serving the unique mental health needs of emerging adults. She is a regular blogger and the author of STUCK in the Sick Role: How Illness Becomes an Identity ISBN 9781937985769
Table of Contents
Part 1: Mental Disorders, Addictions, and Insight
Mental Health and Insight
Addiction and Denial
Part 2: How the System Tries (and Fails) to Help
Finding Help in a Broken System
Finding Help at Last
Your Loved One Found Help. Now What?
What Your Sick Loved One Sees When You Are Working on
When Treatment Fails
Part 3: Putting Families on the Team
So What Do Families Do?
If Things Aren’t Improving, Begin to Squeeze Bit by Bit
Squeeze a Little More
Part 4: Intervention
What Is Intervention?
When Is Intervention Right for Your Loved One?
Intervention Isn’t Just for the “Sick” One
Recognizing Roles and Identities That Feed the Sickness
Somebody Has to Go First
The Elephant(s) in the Room