About 31 percent of
Americans in poverty say
they have at some point
been diagnosed with
_________ compared with
15.8 percent of those not in
________ affects 3.5% of the
U.S. adult population—
about 7.7 million Americans
and about 37% of those
cases are classified as severe.
1 in 3 Women & 1 in 10 Men
will experience _________in
their lifetime, 63% of
homeless women have been
victims of ___________.
An estimated 40 million
adults in the U.S., or 18%,
Every year, 2.9% of the U.S.
population is diagnosed
with ________, with nearly
83% of cases being classified
_______ is the 10th leading
cause of death in the US for
There is one ______ for every
estimated 25 _____attempts.
What Do Case Managers Do?
Assess the initial problem
Explore clients’ backgrounds in areas such as
education, relationships, work history & legal history
Co-Construct plans with clients to address their current
Help clients identify strengths and utilize their natural
Utilize observations to collaborate with other service
providers & natural supports
CASE MANAGERS ARE FRONTLINE STAFF!
Mental Status Exam
An exam that describes observations of the way a client thinks, acts,
talks, and looks.
Informal MSE’s can be done to assess:
Understand the way the person functions emotionally and
Enable case worker to communicate effectively with
mental health providers
Axis I, II, III: Mental Health, Personality D/O,
Axis IV: psychosocial & environmental problems
Axis V: Disability (GAF)
Get familiar with symptoms of common mental
To Increase Communication/Interviewing Skills Try:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Techniques
To Improve with Goal Setting try:
Stages of Change
To increase Suicide Prevention Skills try:
Question, Persuade, Refer (Q.P.R)
Connecticut Clearing House
Connecticut Women’s Consortium
REGIONAL (RECOVERY) NETWORK OF PROGRAMS
American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth
Edition. Arlington, VA, American Psychiatric Association, 2013.
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Journal of Psychiatry, 150, 782-786.
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2015 from https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health- Conditions
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Summers, N. (2012). Fundamentals of Case Management Practice: Skills for the Human
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