Mental Health and Social Problems A Social Work Perspective

ISBN-10: 0415493870

ISBN-13: 9780415493871

Edition: 2011

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 518
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Nina Rovinelli Heller teaches in the masters and doctoral programs, and is the Chair of the Mental Health Substantive Area at the University of Connecticut, USA. She has provided mental health treatment to individuals and families for thirty years in a range of practice settings and is a Research Associate at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women�s Hospital.Alex Gitterman is a Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. He has authored and edited a large number of books including Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups and The Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations . He has served as the President, and currently serves on the board, of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups.

Paul H. Ephross is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is the coauthor of several works, including Group Work with Populations at Risk(with G. L. Greif) and Ethnicity and Social Work Practice(with C. B. Cox).Thomas V. Vassil is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is the coauthor of Groups in Social Work: An Ecological Perspective(with P. R. Balgopal).Alex Gitterman is a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups. He is the editor of The Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations, winner of the Robert Wood Johnson Award for excellence; the coauthor (with Carel Germain) of The Life Model of Social Work Practice: Advances in Theory and Practice, 2d ed.; and the coeditor of Public Health Social Work in Maternal and Child Health: A Forward Plan.Lawrence Shulman is a professor at the School of Social Work at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the author or coeditor of seven books, including The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, and Groups, 5th ed., Interactional Social Work Practice: Toward an Empirical Theory, and Teaching the Helping Skills: A Field Instructor's Guide, 3rd ed.

List of contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction to social problems and mental health/illness
Social problems and mental health/illness
Oppression and stigma and their effects
Poverty and its effects
Racism and its effects
War and its effects
Homelessness and its effects
Corrections and its effects
Immigration and its effects
Child maltreatment and its effects
Intimate partner violence and its effects
Community violence exposure and its effects
Mental health conditions
Autism spectrum conditions
Executive function conditions and self-deficits
Oppositional defiant and conduct condition
Mood conditions
Anxiety conditions
Eating conditions
Personality conditions
Psychotic conditions
Substance abuse
Dementia and related problems in cognition and memory
Index
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