Person-centered Care, Open dialogue vs. behavior mod
@ CMhip & Elsewhere
Ya gotta work with people, listen to them, make sure you understand them as best you can, of course, take safety into account, -- AND all that takes time.
But CMHIP doesn't seem to have time for all that [or the Staff]-- they'll just impose their outdated Behavior Mod program of rewards & punishments/ restrictions that at least sometimes antagonize patients --- and lead to much longer stays than necessary.
Concerns about the use of Behavior mod @ CMHIP
Now as far as I know no one at the Colorado Mental Health Institute @ Pueblo is being subjected to the processes of "A Clockwork Orange."
Unfortunately, they are routinely subjected to outdated Behavior Modification Techniques that not only don't work but are actually harmful.
I had a guy down there who was on various restrictions -- AND My Guy advised that the Patient Advocate said, "Well, we might not be able to have a meeting because you're on restrictions."
Now I know this must be a misunderstanding -- nothing could be that OUTRAGEOUS, LUDICROUS, & VIOLATIVE OF PATIENT RIGHTS, COULD IT?
Unfortunately, even more outrageous things came out of CMHIP for this person -- an anti-social personality diagnosis without even meeting the person or understanding: