The promotion of social well-being through the incorporation of therapeutic adjuncts in a mental health setting
Podheiser, Tannis L.
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The purpose of this practicum is to explore the use of therapeutic adjuncts as a vehicle to promote social well-being for persons with chronic mental illness. Indicators of social well-being are examined in the context of an institutional environment. The report presents learning related to institutionally based social work practice, membership on a treatment team, and the utilization of therapeutic adjuncts (animal assisted therapy, horticulture therapy, and storytelling). A model of social well-being is presented. Limitations and further recommendations for social work practice and education are identified.