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Modules
Symptom Management Module
Goal
The goal of the Symptom Management Module is to
  • Prevent symptoms from becoming so intense that hospitalization is needed;
  • Fulfill their daily needs even when their symptoms are troublesome;
  • Enlist the aid of close friends and relatives when the symptoms become particularly troublesome.

Skills Taught in the Module
The module teaches participants how to:

  • Identify the warning signs of relapse;
  • Manage these signs and use them to enlist others’ help to prevent a relapse;
  • Cope with persistent symptoms;
  • Avoid alcohol and illicit drugs

Special Considerations
The Module is NOT designed to encourage participants to “go it alone” and treat themselves or modify their current treatments. Rather, the module IS designed to make participants skillful observers of their own symptoms, and full collaborators in selecting, implementing, and evaluating the symptoms’ medication and psychosocial treatment. Thus, this module solidifies the clinician-client collaboration in preventing relapse and minimizing the intrusion of persisting symptoms. Skills developed in the learning activities include identifying warning signs of relapse and seeking early intervention, devising a relapse-prevention plan, coping with persistent symptoms, and avoiding substance abuse.

Components of the Module

  • Trainer's Manual
  • 6 Participant's Workbook
  • 1 DVD

Introduction Guide to the Symptom Management Module

The SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT MODULE will teach you to recognize and manage your symptoms with the help of health-care professionals and the people close to you. To learn the contents of the module, you will attend regular training sessions with the trainer and other participants. Plan to participate actively. The more you participate, the more you will get from the module. Feel free to ask questions and make comments during group discussions; talk about the program with other participants as well as the staff. Discussing the material with others will help you improve the skills you learn during the training sessions.

Using Your Workbook

This Workbook is for you to use during the module training sessions. It contains all the worksheets, charts and forms you'll need to learn the skills taught during the sessions.

The Four Skill Areas

The SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT MODULE is divided into four major sections that we call skill areas. The four skill areas are:
  • Skill Area 1: Identifying Warning Signs of Relapse
    Learn how to identify and monitor your personal warning signs of relapse. Also, you'll learn how to ask for help from a member of your health-care team and other people you know and trust-such as a friend, family member or caregiver.
  • Skill Area 2: Managing Warning Signs
    Learn how to ask a health-care provider to help you tell the difference between your warning signs and persistent symptoms, medication side effects and variations in mood. Also, you'll learn specific techniques for managing your personal warning signs, and you'll develop and Emergency Plan.
  • Skill Area 3: Coping with Persistent Symptoms
    Learn how to recognize persistent symptoms and how to ask a health-care provider for help in telling the difference between these symptoms and warning signs, medication side effects and changes in mood. You also will learn some specific techniques for coping with persistent symptoms.earn how to recognize persistent symptoms and how to ask a health-care provider for help in telling the difference between these symptoms and warning signs, medication side effects and changes in mood. You also will learn some specific techniques for coping with persistent symptoms.
  • Skill Area 4: Avoiding Alcohol and Street Drugs

Special Considerations
The Module is NOT designed to encourage participants to “go it alone” and treat themselves or modify their current treatments. Rather, the module IS designed to make participants skillful observers of their own symptoms, and full collaborators in selecting, implementing, and evaluating the symptoms’ medication and psychosocial treatment.

This module can be used to solidify the clinician-client collaboration in preventing relapse and minimizing the intrusion of persisting symptoms in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and recurrent depressions. Skills developed in the learning activities include identifying warning signs of relapse and seeking early intervention, devising a relapse-prevention plan, coping with persistent symptoms, and avoiding substance abuse.

Components of the Module (also available in Spanish)

To Order

Module

Cat. No.
Price
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Symptom Management Module (complete set) M02A $400.00
  • One additional Trainer's Manual
M02B $150.00 Add to Cart
  • One additional Participant's Workbook
M02C $25.00 Add to Cart
  • One additional DVD
M02D $100.00 Add to Cart
  • Optional VHS tape (Call for availability.)
M02V $125.00 Add to Cart

SPANISH Module

Cat. No.
Price
Order
Symptom Management Module
(complete SPANISH set)
M02SA $375.00
  • One additional SPANISH Trainer's Manual
M02SB $100.00 Add to Cart
  • One additional SPANISH Participant's Workbook
M02SC $15.00 Add to Cart
  • Optional SPANISH VHS Tape
M02SV $125.00 Add to Cart

 

 

 

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