The Person-In Environment System Manual, 2nd Edition, is an update to the original 1994 release. The PIE Manual, 2nd Edition, complements the Person-in-Environment System: The PIE Classification System for Social Functioning Problems edited by James M. Karls and Karin E. Wandrei (1994). While the textbook is still relevant, Karls and O'Keefe were able to apply this model to the 21st Century social worker. Both can also be purchased together as the PIE Combo.
PIE was developed as an alternative to the commonly used disease and moral models (e.g. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), Civil or Penal Codes) to implement social work philosophy and area of expertise. PIE is client-centered rather than agency-centered. Additionally, PIE was developed for use in all areas of social work practice (medical, psychiatric, family service, public welfare, private practice, etc.) to facilitate communication across practice specialty areas.
The PIE System is field-tested and employs the following structure: social role functioning, the environment, mental health, and physical health. This manual is useful for academicians, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and students regardless of the theories of human behavior they use.
- Provides domain clarity for social workers and others in the helping profession
- Contains copyright free assessment forms
- Includes case examples of comprehensive holistic assessments
- Accompanies the CompuPIE software, an interactive, multi-media information management tool