Mental Health Social Work in Context

ISBN-10: 0415452031

ISBN-13: 9780415452038

Edition: 2010

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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Activities
Introduction
Perspectives on mental health
Introduction
The scale of the problems
From the asylum to community care
The medical model
The biopsychosocial model
Modernising mental health care - the emergence of new social models
The social models - essential characteristics and future challenges
Developing socially inclusive practice
Dimensions of social exclusion
Employment
Poverty
Physical health
Housing
Mental health, identity and inequality
Building socially inclusive mental health practice
The social work role in mental health services
The context of practice
The social work role in 'new' mental health services
Skills for practice
Working with children and adolescents
Introduction - the policy and practice context
Behaviour disorders
Developmental disorders
Emotional disorders
Working with parents with mental health problems
Bridging mental health services for children and adults
Mental health social work with adults: mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder
Depression
Bipolar disorder
Anxiety and phobias
Mental health social work with adults: psychoses and personality disorders
Schizophrenia
The role of early intervention
Treatments and their social implications
Psychosocial interventions in schizophrenia
The challenge of dual diagnosis
Mental health social work with older people
Ageing and mental health stereotypes
Dementia - signs and types
Recognising and assessing dementia
Person-centred care
Social interventions for dementia
End of life care
Carers
Depression and old age
Longstanding mental health problems in old age
Risk and dangerousness
The nature of risk
Risk, dangerousness and mental disorder
Risk to others
The use of compulsion in mental health practice
The social work role in compulsion
Services for mentally disordered offenders
Social work in secure mental health settings
The future of mental health social work
Planning the mental health workforce - 'new ways of working'
Social work and mental health teams
Social work and The Ten Essential Shared Capabilities'
Leadership
Working across boundaries
Working with service users and carers - the challenge to professional identity
Building the knowledge base
Promoting social perspectives and policy
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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