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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.

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