Community Psychology A Common Sense Approach to Mental Health

ISBN-10: 013083341X
ISBN-13: 9780130833419
Edition: 2000
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Description: For upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses in Community Psychology, Social Work, and Mental Health Services Theory and Practice. The need for community psychology in society is described in this innovative text. Major principles,  More...

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List price: $222.40
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188

For upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses in Community Psychology, Social Work, and Mental Health Services Theory and Practice. The need for community psychology in society is described in this innovative text. Major principles, strategies and ethical guidelines, classical and current research are presented with programmatic applications and interventions utilizing the community psychology approach.

Theresa Foy DiGeronimo has collaborated on several books written for parents, teachers, & coaches, including "Raising a Healthy Athlete" & "Help Your Child Get the Most Out of School". She lives in Hawthorne, NJ.

Introduction
An Overview of Community Psychology
Philosophical Roots of Community Psychology
The Behaviorist's View
The Phenomenologists' View
Social Scientific Paradigms
Historical Trends Leading to Community Psychology
Civil Rights
Crisis Intervention
Politics of Mental Illness
Legislative Initiatives and the Mass Media
Community Psychology's Central Thesis: The Dohrenwend Model
Toward a Definition of the Community Psychological Approach
Community Psychological Work Settings
Essay Questions
The Ecological Model: Person-in-Context
Lewin's Field Theory
Barker's Behavior Settings
Moos' Perceived Social Climate Scales
Kelly's Principles of Ecology
Interdependence
Cycling of Resources
Adaptation
Succession
Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory of Child Development
Conclusions
Essay Questions
Prevention
The Origin of Prevention
Risk and Protective Factors
Cost Effectiveness of Prevention and Funding
Levels of Prevention
Primary Prevention
Secondary Prevention
Tertiary Prevention
Residential Services
Employment Programs
Primary Prevention Programs
The Head Start Program
Perry Preschool Project
Primary Prevention for Infants and Children
Elementary School-Based Primary Prevention Programs
Primary Prevention for High School and College Students
Programs for Adults and the Elderly
The Ethics of Primary Prevention
Conclusions
Essay Questions
Crises and Coping
Historical Developments in Crisis Intervention
Crisis Theory
Adaptation and Support
Coping
Cognitive Coping
Mental Preparation
Reframing
Social Skills Training
Relaxation
Meditation
Support Groups
Training
Attending to Physical Health
Avoidance
Conclusions
Essay Questions
Social Support and Self-Help
Social Support
Psychological Sense of Community
Functional Aspects of Social Networks
Factors Affecting the Effectiveness of Social Support
Networks, Support, Health, and Illness
Implications for Intervention
Caplan's Ideal Family
Support Networks in the Life Cycle
Parental Social Networks
Children's and Adolescent's Networks
Adult Networks
Social Networks and Aging
Social Networks and Mental Health
Self-Help
Aspects of Self-Help Groups
Membership in Self-Help Groups
Functions of Self-Help Groups
Self-Help and Ecological Concepts
Effectiveness and Self-Help Groups
Ethical Concerns for Professionals Recommending a Self-Help Group
Conclusions
Essay Questions
Consultation
Reasons to Provide Consultative Services
Caplan's Perspective on Consultation
Types of Consultation
Types of Consultee Difficulties
The Consultative Process
Gaining Entry
Negotiating the Contract
Building the Relationship
Defining the Problem
Presenting and Choosing Alternative Solutions
Implementing the Intervention
Evaluating and Terminating the Consultation
Why Evaluate?
Characteristics of a Good Evaluation
How Effective is Consultation?
Conclusions
Essay Questions
Program Evaluation
Historical Overview
Differences Between Experimental Research and Program Evaluation
Types of Program Evaluation
The Politics of Evaluation
Tailoring Evaluations
Defining Program Goals and Objectives
Factors that Jeopardize Results
Meaning, Not Mechanics of Statistics
Significant Statistical Factors
Errors of Inference
Needs Assessment
Definitions
Specific Diagnostic Procedures
Qualitative Evaluation
Client Satisfaction
Quality Assurance
Fiscal Evaluation or Cost-Benefit Analysis
Dissemination and Utilization of Evaluation Results
Factors that Contribute to Failure to Use Evaluation Results
Conclusions
Essay Questions
Community Change: Politics of Intervention and Empowerment
The Politics of Problem Definition
Should Community Psychologists Be Value Free?
Values of the Community Psychologist
Systems Analysis and Societal Level Change
Classical Concepts in Victimization Theory
Adams' Equity Theory
Roles of the Community Change Agent
Conclusions
Essay Questions
Strategies for Change
The Organizational Change Process: An Overview
Diagnostic-Prescriptive Model
The Diagnosis
The Prescription
Encouraging Program Adoption: Organizational Methods of Change
Creating the Vision: Recent Strategies for Organizational Change
Determining an Organization's Philosophy
Developing a Group Vision Reflective of Its Philosophy
Operationalizing Shared Concepts into Strategy and Action Plans
Institutional- and Societal-Level Change Strategies
Practical Matters
Grant Proposal Preparation
Researching Funding Sources
Writing Grant Proposals
Conclusions
Essay Questions
The Changing Face of Community in the Information Age
History of the World Wide Web
The Numbers Game Revisited
Possible Electronic Interventions
The "Connection" Between Emerging Technologies and the Core Values in Community Psychology
Increased Access to Resources
Choice Among Alternatives: The Ecological Perspective
Social Support
The Internet and Diversity: The Rainbow Leads to Your Terminal
Citizen Action
Cautions
Conclusions
Essay Questions
The Future of Community Psychology: Training for the Twenty-First Century
Training Community Psychologists for the Future
Activities of the Community Psychologist
Values in the Community Psychology Graduate Program
Curriculum in Community Psychology
The Growing Health Care Crisis
Innovative Community Psychological Solutions
Conclusions
Essay Questions
Glossary
Bibliography
Author Index
Subject Index

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