Social Work Practice In Mental Health

Author: Robert Bland
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1925266362
Size: 10,64 MB
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An invaluable resource for social workers in all practice settings, not just mental health, and a core text for social work students.' - Dr Valerie Gerrand, former AASW representative and board member of the Mental Health Council of Australia 'An outstanding and very original contribution to the scholarship on mental health policy, research and service.' - Associate Professor Maria Harries AM, University of Western Australia Developing the skills to work effectively with people who have mental health problems is fundamental to contemporary social work practice. Practitioners face new challenges in a rapidly changing work environment including working with consumers and their families and in multidisciplinary teams. Now, more than ever, social workers need discipline-specific mental health knowledge and training. This second edition of Social Work Practice in Mental Health continues the guiding principles of the first edition - an emphasis on the centrality of the lived experience of mental illness and the importance of embracing both scientific and relational dimensions of practice. The new edition reflects the latest developments in best practice including the emergence of recovery theory and the importance of evidence-based approaches. This is a comprehensive guide to social work practice in specialist mental health settings as well as in other fields of practice, covering the most commonly encountered mental health problems. It features information on assessment, case management, family work and community work, and reveals how the core concerns of social work - human rights, self-determination and relationships with family and the wider community - are also central to mental health practice.

Social Work Practice In Mental Health

Author: Robert Bland
ISBN: 1459603702
Size: 20,53 MB
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Mental health problems are ubiquitous in contemporary society. All social workers, whether in specialist or generalist settings, need specific knowledge, skills and values to work effectively with people with mental health problems. Social Work Practice in Mental Health emphasises the importance of appreciating the lived experience of mental illness, and of establishing partnerships based on incorporating a consumer perspective into all mental health work. It also emphasises the healing potential in relationships between consumers, carers and service providers.This is a thorough introduction to social work practice in specialist mental health settings as well as in other fields of practice in the community. It provides a knowledge base for practice with people with the most commonly-encountered mental health problems. It offers a practical guide to assessment, case management, family work, community work, and the application of the principles of partnership to work with individuals and their families, as well as multidisciplinary teams and agencies.

Social Work In Mental Health

Author: Abraham P. Francis
Editor: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9351504174
Size: 10,51 MB
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Social Work in Mental Health brings together a range of scholarly reflections and writings on the different roles of a social worker in the field of mental health. It provides a holistic picture to introduce readers to the wider issues of social work and mental health practice. Contexts and Theories for Practice begins with an exploration of the context of social work practice. It offers opportunities to consider global perspectives on mental health, as well as relevant historical, contemporary and emerging trends and ideologies from around the world. The book provides a detailed discussion on the theoretical and practice frameworks that are based on social justice and human rights perspectives. It not only provides an overview of intervention strategies but also directs readers’ attention to an alternative way of addressing mental health issues. The author presents a cross-cultural and global perspective of mental health, but with specific references to India and Asia. He also addresses some of the recent debates in recovery, partnerships and strengths-based practices. The book has been specially designed for social work students, human service professionals and mental health practitioners and academicians.

Social Work Practice In Mental Health

Author: Abraham Francis
Editor: Allied Publishers
ISBN: 8184249586
Size: 18,69 MB
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This book represents the sharing of knowledge and experiences that is cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and across countries. It aims bringing to the social work practitioner a wealth of understanding about situations, practices and cultures that could not possibly have been experienced first-hand about mental health. The book provides cross cultural perspectives on recovery; strengths based practice, mindfulness, disaster & mental health, community mental health and other related aspects. These contributions from across the world, from different cultures, and from vastly different experiences are a celebration of the global practice of social work. The series of chapters in this book makes a contribution to a deeper understanding of various facets of social work in mental health. The complexities elucidated here can be addressed by embracing the power of teamwork, the power of visionary leadership and the power of reflexivity. The book offers an opportunity for practitioners to explore all these in detail.

Social Work In Mental Health

Author: Uri Aviram
Editor: Routledge
Size: 13,43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the context of massive changes in the mental health treatment and care systems of developed countries, social workers often feel the brunt of providing adequate community care services for mentally ill persons, alleviating the burden placed on the families of those with mental disabilities, and mobilizing resources and support systems that will facilitate a person¿s adjustment in society after release from an institution. Social Work in Mental Health explores how social work academics and practitioners have been responding to these adverse conditions to provide quality and humane services to mentally ill persons. It offers suggestions for supporting the recovery and empowerment process of the mental health care consumers and for developing programs with a wide range of psychosocial, vocational, and housing support systems. To help you navigate the changing organizational and social environment of social work practice in the mental health field, Social Work in Mental Health discusses key topics such as: the ethics of informed consent recovering from mental illness, internalized stigma, low expectations, and dehumanizing clinical practices the segregation of mental health and general health care services how deinstitutionalization has caused vulnerable adults to end up in unsuitable community settings utilizing support systems and counseling to sustain young, emotionally disabled persons in the community the mental hygiene movement and early psychiatric social work practice transferring therapeutic programs from one culture to another the impact of changes or orientation within psychotherapy on social work practice Social Work in Mental Health will show you how to make recovery a reality for people suffering from mental disabilities. Social workers are often caught between a rock and a hard place--between clinicians who lack empathy and the ability to communicate and patients and families who are frustrated and feel shut out of the therapeutic process. Social workers, people with mental illness, families, and mental health care providers need to pick up this helpful guidebook and learn to work together to build communication, informed participation, and a meaningful road toward recovery.

Social Work And Mental Health

Author: Kate Karban
Editor: Polity
ISBN: 0745646115
Size: 20,99 MB
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Social Work and Mental Health offers a fresh approach to addressing mental health issues, emphasizing the relevance of mental health for all social workers, not just those in specialist mental health settings. The book engages critically with the complexities of contemporary theory, policy and practice, recognizing developments in user and carer involvement and interprofessional working. Key chapters focus on inequality and diversity, drawing attention to the social determinants of health and the important contribution of social work in promoting social perspectives. Practice issues include the mental health of children, young people and families, and older people. Promoting rights, recovery and social justice - and balancing these with considerations of risk - are core themes running through the text. The book contains a number of examples and points for reflection intended to encourage critical thinking and further exploration of the issues. Suggestions for additional reading and resources are offered at the end of each chapter. Overall the book provides a valuable framework for understanding and responding to mental health issues that will be useful for social work students and practitioners as well as a wider audience.

Social Work Practice In Mental Health

Author: Kia J. Bentley
Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534549206
Size: 12,22 MB
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This new edited text presents a "partnership" model and aims to be cutting edge, scholarly, and unambiguously useful and practical. Kia J. Bentley and the other well-known and respected contributors address the need for approachable, immediately useful discipline specific content on the most important social work practice roles in mental health. The book articulates how roles often associated with working with a specific population (e.g. those who abuse substances, persons with severe mental illness, distressed marital couples) are quite relevant and useful in a much wider range of populations.

Evidence Based Policy And Practice In Mental Health Social Work

Author: Martin Webber
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857254269
Size: 11,95 MB
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Mental health social workers work within multidisciplinary teams, often based in health settings. The variety of services they work within are shaped by mental health policy that is increasingly being influenced by research evidence of 'what works'. This fully-revised second edition has a new chapter on systematic reviews and greater coverage of the impact of the 2007 amendment to Mental Health Act 1983 on mental health practitioners and services.

Understanding Social Work Practice In Mental Health

Author: Vicki Coppock
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412935059
Size: 15,24 MB
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This book provides an authoritative overview of mental health theory, policy, and practice. Exploring the complex moral and ethical dimensions underpinning the field, the book engages with the key issues encountered by practitioners working in the modern mental health system. Using real world scenarios, case studies, and reflective exercises, it asks students to critically examine the world of mental health practice from the perspective of users of mental health services and their careers.

Mental Health Social Work Practice In Canada

Author: Cheryl Regehr
ISBN: 9780199001194
Size: 11,84 MB
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The only Canadian textbook to offer a comprehensive overview of the legal and policy framework for mental health practice in social work, this text combines analysis of case studies with careful examination of evidence-based practices. Accessible, rigorous, and grounded in research, theauthors outline the social work practices that will best assist individuals and families struggling with mental health challenges.