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Integration of the exercise professional within the mental health multidisciplinary team

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posted on 14.11.2018, 00:00 by Robert Stanton
Exercise and physical activity are now well-established and well-accepted as a stand-alone or adjunct therapy for a range of mental illnesses. However, the question of how to best delivery this potentially powerful therapeutic toll in real-world settings remains. Studies show that programs that are tailored to the individual's needs, supervised by qualified exercise professionals, and delivered in settings which are supportive and welcoming are likely to result in better outcomes for consumers and service providers alike. This chapter provides a brief background on exercise and mental illness, describes the role and attributes of the exercise professional, then provides examples of how such a role can be successfully integrated into mental health care setting, answering questions relevant to service providers, clinicians, and consumers.

History

Editor

Stubbs B; Rosenbaum S

Parent Title

Exercise-Based Interventions for Mental Illness: Physical Activity as Part of Clinical Treatment

Start Page

243

End Page

263

Number of Pages

21

ISBN-10

012812606X

ISBN-13

9780128126059

Publisher

Academic Press

Place of Publication

London, UK

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

Yes

Exports

CQUniversity

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