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Pages: 3526-3532
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE PERSON-IN-ENVIRONMENT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR SOCIAL FUNCTIONING PROBLEMS

P. Cunningham

University of Alaska Anchorage (UNITED STATES)
Session will provide an overview of the System and the use of a software program providing practitioners the ability to write and record a multifaceted, comprehensive assessment and treatment plan that is adaptable for consumers in most settings. It is also an interactive, multi media management information tool.

This system was developed as an alternative to the commonly used disease models such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and to provide professional social workers the opportunity to put into practice social work expertise. It’s primary focus is the consumer system rather than institution centered. The person-in-environment (PIE) classification system allows providers of services to classify and codify problems in social functioning. It facilitates better understanding of consumers who are experiencing difficulties with their roles, perceptions, and opportunities in their interactions with others and impact of their environments.
It is applicable in all fields of practice that includes behavioral and physical health, children and family, geriatric, developmental disability, juvenile and adult corrections and public welfare. The system facilitates communication across practice specialty areas. The system incorporates a strength based perspective and uses a four factor structure to evaluate a consumer’s social role functioning, environmental problems and resources, mental health, and physical health.

Although developed by James M. Karls and Karin E. Wandrei in 1994 with a 2nd edition published in 2008, this model remains unknown to many professionals working in the human services and educational programs. It has applicability in other countries and has been used more in countries outside the United States. The purpose of the session is to further the dissemination of this useful System to attendees and recipients of conference materials.
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