I really enjoyed reading through the book. Dr. Liberman have done a tremendous job in encapsulating the philosophy of Psychiatric rehabilitation and presenting it in a way that facilitates its integration with state f the art care for patients with a broad range of serious mental disorders. Too often, the field of psychiatric rehabilitation finds itself feeling at odds with other psychiatric approaches and your book clearly integrates psychiatric rehabilitation with a comprehensive model of patient centered care. It has also been difficult for the filed to articulate how to resolve the tensions that exist between the recovery movement and main stream psychiatry. Dr. Liberman have done an excellent job in bringing the issues to the fore and showing us a way forward in resolving these tensions. I will most certainly strongly recommend the book to my colleagues and students. --Robert B. Zipursky, M.D., FRCPC, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatric & Behavioral Neurosciences, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University
Dr. Robert Liberman, a pioneer of research in psychiatric rehabilitation and family psychoeducation, has given us a practitioner friendly manual with a new and eagerly awaited focus. New developments in our field have led to the golden promise of recovery from the disabilities of mental illness. This book provides the scientific, evidence-based, person-empowering techniques that facilitate its realization. --Harriet P. Lefley, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
As a founder of the field of psychiatric rehabilitation, Dr. Robert Liberman has for several decades modeled persistence, integrity, and using science to help people achieve their goals. The rest of us are immeasurably enhanced by this summary of his thinking. He deserves a lifetime achievement award for this book alone. --Robert E. Drake, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire
About the Author
Robert Paul Liberman, M.D.,
is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Director of the UCLA Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, at the University of California, Los Angeles.