Structured clinical management
The Personality Disorder Community Team utilises the Structured Clinical Management (SCM) model; a model that gives clinicians a framework to guide their work with service users based on psychologically-informed best practice.
The essence of SCM is based on a therapeutic model with
- Case management/advocacy support
- Problem solving and including collaborative goals
- Active crisis planning
- Medication as an adjunct where appropriate.
All of these elements are aimed at engaging people in a way that means they develop the capacity to function in the community as independently as possible. This approach is not a rigid one but it there is a clear understanding of the ethos that underpins all of the work - one of working with people's strengths and abilities to build a life worth living.