Mental health team and functions of team members


Mental health team and functions of team members:
Team work is paramount for the success of any group. Teamwork means the combined, coordinated and dedicated effort of each and every member of the team towards achievement of the vested interest, target or of the team as an entity.
Mental health team members
l . Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist
2.R.N. Working in a psychiatric unit
4.Clinical Psychologist
5.Psychiatric Social Worker
6.Psychiatric Para-Professionals
7.Psychiatric Nursing Aid, ECT Technician
8.Occupational Therapist
9.Recreational Therapist
10.Diversional / Play Therapist I l. Creative Art Therapist
Psychiatric Nurse Specialist
·         M.Sc Nurse with research work
·         Provides individual, group and fam ily psychotherapy
·         Participates in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention
·         Responsibility of teaching, administration and research. Publication
·         Leader
R.N. Working in a psychiatric unit
·         GNM, PC B.Sc or B.Sc (N)
·         Taking care of the patients with mental disorders or working as clinical nurse specialist in community mental setting  
·         Holistic health care
·         Can update the knowledge through CNE, workshops
·         P. G. in psychiatry
·         Diagnosis, treatment, prevention of mental disorders, prescribe medicines, serves as a leader of M H Team
Clinical Psychologist
·         Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology
·         Performs diagnostic tests deals with the interpretation of diagnostic findings
·         Implements behaviour modification programmes
Psychiatric Social Worker
·         UG or PG in Psychiatric Social Work
·         Assesses the individual, family and community adaptive and support system  
·         Helps in discharge planning, counseling for job and follow up
·         Awareness of the patient's rights
·         Conducts interview techniques
Psychiatric Para-Professionals
Psychiatric Nursing Aid
·         High School education
·         Assists in maintaining therapeutic environment and provides care under supervision
ECT Technicians
·         Training for 6 to 9 months prepare ECT and give ECT under supervision of Psychiatrist or anesthetist
Occupational Therapist
·         Uses manual and creative techniques to assess interpersonal responses   Helps the patients to be economically independent Recreational Therapist
·         Plans the activities to stimulate muscles co-ordination, IPR and socialization
Divertional Play Therapist
·         Makes observation of child, or patient during his play
·         Explores behaviour of the child and conditions like phobia, separation or any other condition
Creative Art Therapist
·         Encourage the patient to express his work freely with colours
·         Analyses the use of bright colours leading to light, faded colours which have a meaning, live figures drawn by the patient
·         Religious persons from different religion will visit the patient and have spiritual discussion
·         Advanced degree and specialized training in dietetics
·         Provides attractive nourishing meals for clients involved in the direct treatment of such food related illnesses
Auxiliary personal (house keepcrs, volunteers, clerks)
·         Assist the client in participating in activities of daily  living and other practical job.          Helps in participating in the therapeutic programme.



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