This article describes how the Neuman Systems Model (NSM) can be used in a two-step process to provide both the form and the function for interdisciplinary client care. The NSM proposes five dimensions of human experience as being necessary for a complete understanding of a client system. This article takes these five content areas—psychological, physiological, spiritual, developmental, and sociocultural—and extrapolates them to their respective disciplines (e.g. nursing, social work, religion, psychology, etc.) to create a comprehensive interdisciplinary model for client care. The NSM also provides a common language and conceptual paradigm, congruent with allied disciplines. A demonstration project incorporating the NSM in the formation and functioning of an interdisciplinary team is described.
This volume presents a thought-provoking and thorough examination of factors leading to success in private practice. The essential factor, and the approach of this volume, is to define private practice as a business and a lifestyle, rather than as a series of "how to" steps. The perception of therapy as a helping profession is integrated with the perception of therapy as a business. This work also emphasizes the importance of resolving questions of personal identity and the identity of the practice.The authors provide useful exercises and examples from theif own experiences to help assess the best ways to create, build and maintain a thriving practice. They provide suggestions for developing an independent and effective practice through determining the type of practice desired, overcoming taboos, and marketing coopera-
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