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At Last… America 's Model Mental Health Program For Culture-Change. It’s Finally Here!

Generate More Tranquility... Upbeat Behavior... and Optimism in Your Residents...

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The Strength-Embedded Master Plan:  America ’s Model Mental Health Program for Culture-Change in Skilled Nursing Care

To Nursing Home Administrators:

 

Hello,

 

The need for a new model of mental health delivery in skilled nursing care is seen everywhere: The cries of “help me, help me” from a resident’s room; elders staring blankly into space and their occasional shrieks of terror; demoralized residents and complaining families.

 

Thoughtful administrators and managers constantly ponder new ways to make their residents less depressed, less agitated and happier; they want to find reassurance for their families. You’ve probably tried everything but over-medication is certainly not the answer and any counseling the residents may receive just encourages the re-hash of old problems and complaints.

This letter is about a new and better psychological program designed to make your residents less depressed and agitated and more optimistic and hopeful, in spite of the losses they have endured. No over-medicating, no aversive behavior mod and no endless re-hashing of old complaints…and it’s FREE to your facility!. It is about implementing a clear step-by-step program that is deceptively simple because it makes such common sense. It blows right through the convoluted logic of conventional mental health programs and you can start implementing it in your facility in a couple of weeks.

Who Am I…?
 

I am a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for over 25 years; and I have been working with the elderly since I started. I am a member of The American Counseling Association and have been awarded the Certificate of Professional Qualification by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. This certificate indicates that I have met the stringent standards required to be certified as competent to practice in over 20 states in the United States and many provinces in Canada.

As a geriatric psychologist with an outpatient practice, I struggled with a way to get faster and better results with the hundreds of elderly patients and their families that I have treated.

 

Using Conventional Approaches Didn’t Work…

 

I used all the usual therapeutic approaches:  Client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, behavioral etc. only to find that a few approaches might work a little with some patients some of the time. It was also difficult not to be caught in the trap of empathizing too much; doing so, would often encourage the patient to continue complaining endlessly about the losses, disappointments and indignities being endured. I couldn’t get his/her mind off of these relentlessly occurring losses or help him/her to work through them constructively!

 

In my research about a year and a half ago, I stumbled upon a gem… a revolutionary mental health treatment model that was developed in the New Zealand-Australia area and is still little-known in the United States. It was called narrative therapy.

It didn’t start to blossom until the 1990s, and when it did, it was through the writings of its pioneers in New Zealand, so few health care managers in the US are even aware of it or its astounding potential today.

 

Strength-Embedded Psychotherapy: A Model Mental Health Treatment That Offers New Hope to Nursing Home Residents!

 

I discovered that, with some modifications, narrative therapy could be applied beautifully to the geriatric population. It is compatible with the use of psychiatric medications but doesn’t depend on them. Unlike the old worn-out conventional psychotherapies, it can be modified to hone in, with absolute precision, on the core problems that endlessly plague the elderly.

 

I called my new modified form The Strength-Embedded Master Plan. It has two components which have never before been combined to dramatically reduce the agitation and depression in nursing home residents.

 

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