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Implementing a Trauma-Informed Model of Care in a Community Acute Mental Health Team

Moloney, B, Cameron, I, Feeney, J, Korner, A, Kornhaber, R ORCID: 0000-0001-6556-6775, Cleary, M ORCID: 0000-0002-1453-4850 and McLean, L 2018 , 'Implementing a Trauma-Informed Model of Care in a Community Acute Mental Health Team' , Issues in Mental Health Nursing , pp. 1-8 , doi:

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In this paper, we demonstrate the value of implementing a Trauma-Informed Model of Care in a CommunityAcute Mental Health Team by providing brief intensive treatment (comprising risk interventions, briefcounselling, collaborative formulation and pharmacological treatment). The team utilised the ConversationalModel (CM), a psychotherapeutic approach for complex trauma. Key features of the CM are describedin this paper using a clinical case study. The addition of the Conversational Model approach to practice hasenabled better understandings of consumers’capacities and ways to then engage, converse, and intervene.The implementation of this intervention has led to a greater sense of self-efficacy amongst clinicians, whocan now articulate a clear counselling model of care.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Moloney, B and Cameron, I and Feeney, J and Korner, A and Kornhaber, R and Cleary, M and McLean, L
Keywords: Trauma-Informed Model of Care, Community Mental Health Team
Journal or Publication Title: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc.
ISSN: 0161-2840
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