Thomas Blakely

Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education

MSW, Ph.D.
15.66

Publications

  • Thomas J Blakely · Gregory M Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Through this article the authors propose that agency service provider systems may be a source of evidence-based practices (EBP). One agency's design and implementation of a program entitled Community Treatment and Rehabilitation is presented as an example. The elements of this program conform to the creation of EBPs. It was formulated with consideration of clients' values and judgments through their participation at every step in the assessment and treatment process. Staff clinicians were trained in established EBP interventions, such as cognitive therapy, embedded in a system of ordered assessment, treatment, and outcome evaluation. A controlled research design was used to gather outcome data to inform clinicians' decisions about interventions that were then systematically applied with clients. The delivery system was organized for clinical supervisors to guide staff clinical practices so that all were operating on the same set of guidelines allowing for similar outcomes to occur with similar interventions. This method of developing EBPs makes them available for application immediately and successfully eliminates the delay between development and implementation that usually occurs with other sources of EBPs.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015
  • Source
    Thomas J. Blakely · Gregory M. Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article proposes that social role theory (SRT) and social role valorization (SRV) be established as organizing theories for care managers. SRT is a recognized sociological theory that has a distinctive place in care management practice. SRV is an adjunct for SRT that focuses on people who are devalued by being in a negative social position and supports behavior change and movement to a valued social position.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2015 · Care Management Journals
  • Source
    Thomas Joseph Blakely · Gregory M. Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article proposes the use of attachment theory in clinical social work practice. This theory is very appropriate in this context because of its fit with social work concepts of person-in-situation, the significance of developmental history in the emergence of psychosocial problems, and the content of human behavior in the social environment. A literature review supports the significance of the theory. Included are ideas about how attachment styles and working models may be used in assessment and treatment to help clients achieve a secure attachment style.
    Full-text · Article · Aug 2015 · Health & social work
  • Source
    Thomas J. Blakely · Gregory M. Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article presents a clinical paradigm for the delivery of rehabilitation services, meaning that whatever mental health problems clients experience are not a major factor in how they live their life. It consists of assessment, treatment, and social support of clients who have a serious psychiatric condition. It combines social role theory (SRT), social role valorization (SRV), and task-centered treatment (TCT). It emphasizes behavior change by a client with help from a social worker to move from nonnormative behaviors and a devalued social position associated with a psychiatric condition to the achievement of normative behaviors in a valued social position. Normative behavior is that behavior acceptable to observers. SRT and SRV are used for assessment of adaptation and social functioning. TCT is used for the achievement of treatment goals.
    Full-text · Article · Sep 2014 · Care Management Journals
  • Source
    Thomas J Blakely · Gregory M Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article describes the process of the merger of two mental health agencies with a primary care physical health provider to establish within the merged structure an integrated behavioral and physical health delivery system. The purpose of this article is to share our experience with those administrators and staff of agencies planning an integration initiative of behavioral and physical health services.
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2013 · Care Management Journals
  • Source
    Thomas J Blakely · Susan Bruggink · Gregory M Dziadosz · Margaret Rose
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article describes a demonstration project carried out by a special team at a mental health agency serving adults with a serious psychiatric condition. The project consisted of combining the evidence-based practices of cognitive therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change with Social Role Theory and the Chronic Care Model that were the organizing concepts of the agency's assessment and treatment program. Measures of the results of clients' improved mental health and social functioning indicated the successful use of this combination.
    Full-text · Article · Sep 2012 · Community Mental Health Journal
  • Source
    Thomas J Blakely · Margaret M Chappell · Gregory M Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article reports an exploratory study of the relationship between case manager's attachment styles and outcomes of client services. The primary purpose of this study was to discover whether a measure of attachment could be used as part of a preemployment screening process for potential case managers. Two attachment measures were completed by a group of randomly selected staff. Each of them was also asked to complete a valid outcomes measure for clients. The scores for the attachment measures and the outcomes measures were correlated. The results supported the hypothesis that these attachment scales could be used effectively as part of preemployment screening.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2011 · Care Management Journals
  • Source
    Thomas J Blakely · Gregory M Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This paper describes the successful application of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) at Touchstone innovaré, a large mental health agency serving a population of persons with a serious psychiatric condition. Based on our experience with the CCM, it is proposed that it could be applied in behavioral health care in the same manner as it is in physical health care. It is our contention that "chronic condition" should be the key phrase, and that there should not be a distinction in the application of a treatment model, whether the chronic condition is behavioral or physical.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2009 · Population Health Management
  • Source
    Thomas J Blakely · Gregory M Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article proposes a reorganized model of case management for persons with a serious psychiatric illness, including a substance abuse disorder. The model was designed as a response to the changing demands of federal laws public funding sources, and social work licensure requirements in some states. It partners case management with social role theory and uses the person-in-situation paradigm and social functioning as organizing concepts. This model may be helpful for those adult mental health agencies serving this population who are faced with making adjustments to changing demands of federal law, public funding sources, and the requirements of social work licensure in some states, all of which place restrictions on service delivery. An important feature of the model is partnering case management with social role theory in a way that enhances the delivery of case management services. It is being implemented at Touchstone innovaré, a mental health agency serving adults who have a serious psychiatric condition or a co-occurring disorder.
    Full-text · Article · Feb 2008 · Care Management Journals
  • Source
    Thomas J Blakely · Gregory M Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article describes the experience of a social work mental health agency with Social Role Theory (SRT), that is an organizing concept for the delivery of its assessment and treatment program. SRT has been called the process variable of the program, meaning how services are delivered. Socialfunctioning, a concept taken from SRT, is a treatment outcome. The overall purposes of the article are to describe the contribution of sociology to social work practice, and to advance the argument thatsocial functioning is a common base for social work practice generally.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2007 · Journal of sociology and social welfare
  • THOMAS J. BLAKELY · GREGORY M. DZIADOSZ
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article concerns the creation of a community agency's integrated mental illness and substance abuse co-occurring disorders assessment and treatment program, with a focus on the barriers and strategies encountered as its development progressed. The discussion of barriers was framed according to the factors (attitude, mastery, leadership, staffing, policies, workflow, and program monitoring) identified by Moser and colleagues (Moser, DeLuca, Bond, & Rollins, 20049. Moser , L. , DeLuca , N. , Bond , G. , & Rollins , A. ( 2004 ). Implementing evidence-based psychosocial practices: Lessons learned from statewide implementation of two practices . CNS Spectrums , 9 ( 12 ), 926 – 936 , 942 . [PubMed], [Web of Science ®]View all references) in their comparison of the implementation of Assertive Community Treatment and Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment. It was found that resolution of these barriers was important to the implementation of this program.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2007 · American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Thomas J Blakely · Gregory M Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article describes the development of an original outcomes measurement scale titled Psychiatric Well-Being (PWB). The scale is a series of statements that are characteristics of the agency's product ofpsychiatric well-being for an adult population of persons with a serious psychiatric disorder, many of whom also have a substance abuse disorder. Validity, reliability, and internal consistency of the PWB scale have been determined The scale may be adapted directly to measuring outcomes of agencies serving similar populations or its characteristics may be modified for measurement use with other populations.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2007 · Care Management Journals
  • Thomas J Blakely · Kristine Smith · Michael Swenson
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: An electronic record will be a significant component of a mental health agency's infrastructure in the future. It is a convenient, safe, time-saving way of managing records in larger systems. This paper describes an electronic record system and its advantages and disadvantages at a large, private, non-profit mental health agency.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2004 · Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
  • Thomas J Blakely · Gregory M Dziadosz
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article describes one agency's model of delivering case management services to an adult population of seriously and persistently mentally ill persons. It was developed following improvements in psychotropic medications that have resulted in considerable symptom relief for many clients. The treatment program, both medical and psychosocial aspects, is focused on recovery rather than maintenance. Outcome measures of treatment and rehabilitation objectives demonstrated that the program has been successful.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2003 · Care Management Journals
  • Thomas J. Blakely
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Distance education, which has existed for many years, has become even more popular as a result of recent technological advances. This article pi’oposes a model for distance education as a means for schools of social work to deliver curricula to students who face problems enrolling in campus-based or off-campus sites. The components of the model—videotapes, an on-site discussion leader!field instructor, computers, and direct observation by field instructors—fit well within the general requirements of group interaction in the delivery of a social work curriculum. Problems that may arise using the model include the extra time and training required for faculty to produce videotapes, the recruitment of discussion leaders/field instructors, and how to structure the delivery system so students can practice interviewing, assessment, and other abstract concepts. The author also suggests means for evaluating the model as well as policy changes universities and schools of social work may need to effect to successfully implement distance education programming.
    No preview · Article · Dec 1991 · Journal of social work education
  • THOMAS JOSEPH BLAKELY
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: DISSERTATION (PH.D.)--THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Dissertation Abstracts International,
    No preview · Article ·

30 Following View all

24 Followers View all