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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.

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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.

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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.

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