Understanding MCS: A Therapist's Guide to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Illness, Roselle P. O'Brien, LMHC Newly Updated!--Understanding MCS is an accessible introduction to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Environmental Illness, and mast cell related disorders that is aligned with the DSM-5. Written primarily for therapists--social workers, mental health counselors, expressive and creative arts therapists, psychologists--it is intended to inform all clinicians and healthcare professionals on how to recognize environmental illnesses and the signs and symptoms with which clients may present. Understanding MCS offers DSM-5 assessments and coding for these hard to recognize and often difficult to manage chronic diseases as well as providing client-focused supports, guidelines for reasonable accommodations, insights regarding treatment planning, and practical suggestions for ways to adapt counseling practices in order to best serve individuals living with these chronic illnesses.
Understanding MCS: An Agency/Provider Guide to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity & Environmental Illness, Roselle P. O'Brien, LMHC This much needed book provides insights as well as tools and strategies to educate agency administrators, management, and staff regarding the specific needs of clients with these environmental Illnesses (EIs) as well as what should be implemented regarding initial home safety, client safety, and needs assessments, training for staff and direct care providers, ongoing supervision and training, scheduling considerations, and more. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is a real, physiological environmental illness affecting growing numbers of people including veterans returning home and needing care. Understanding MCS: An Agency/Provider Guide can be used to inform all healthcare professionals as they plan the care and services they will provide for individuals suffering from the very serious chronic illnesses of MCS, mastocytosis, MCAS, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other mast cell activation spectrum related disorders.
Eco-Health & the Continuum of Care, Roselle P. O'Brien Agencies and organizations around the world are recognizing ecosystem awareness and ecosystem understanding as key in preventative medicine and healthcare, and imperative in the management and treatment of diseases. Eco-Health & the Continuum of Care examines eco-health, the face of our changing healthcare system, and the very real and difficult needs of individuals living with chronic environmental illnesses. Eco-Health & the Continuum of Care provides a solid foundation in the basics of our healthcare system structure, medical models, the doctor-patient relationship within these models, and the impact of human behaviors on health, disease, and the ecosystems with which we co-exist and depend upon to survive.