Department of Psychiatry
Health Services Administration | Mental and Social Health | Mental Disorders | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Summary: Supplemental workbook for the Maintaining Independence and Sobriety through Systems Integration, Outreach, and Networking (MISSION) treatment approach, which was adapted specifically for Veterans (MISSION-VET). MISSION-VET, a flexible, integrated, time-limited, yet assertive service delivery platform was designed specifically to provide direct treatment, ongoing support, and care coordination to homeless Veterans suffering from co-occurring disorders and transitioning and/or adjusting to independent living in the community.
The Consumer Workbook is a supplemental workbook to engage homeless Veterans by providing exercises and resources to aid in their recovery from a co-occurring disorder and homelessness. Peer Support Specialists and Case Managers should work with the Veteran to complete the items in the workbook that correspond with specific Dual-Recovery Therapy sessions and use the workbook as a talking point in helping clients with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, homelessness and related issues that arise in the various stages of their recovery.
Veterans, Veterans health, Mental health services, Case management
Smelson, D. A., Sawh, L., Rodrigues, S., Munoz, E., Marzilli, A., & Tripp, J. (2011). Maintaining independence and sobriety through systems integration, outreach, and networking: Veterans edition, the MISSION-VET consumer workbook. United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Link to book on publisher's website
Veterans edition, the MISSION-VET consumer workbook
Smelson, David A.; Sawh, Leon; Rodrigues, Stephanie; Munoz, Emily Clark; Marzilli, Alan; Tripp, Julia; and Ziedonis, Douglas M., "The MISSION-VET Consumer Workbook" (2011). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 649.