AIDS and Mental Health Practice: Clinical and Policy Issues / Edition 1

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AIDS and Mental Health Practice discusses issues that affect several different groups in order to help you understand the unique situations of your clients. You will learn how to design treatments that will be most beneficial to Latinos, intravenous drug users, orphaned children, African Americans, HIV-negative gay men, HIV non-progressors, HIV-positive transsexuals, end-stage AIDS clients, couples of mixed HIV status, and individuals suffering from HIV-associated Cognitive Motor Disorder. AIDS and Mental Health Practice will assist you in organizing effective services for these populations.

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A guide to help clinicians and social workers treat mental health problems associated with HIV and AIDS, especially in clients from specific subpopulations such as Latinos, intravenous drug users, orphaned children, African Americans, HIV-negative gay men, and couples of mixed HIV status. Most of 28 contributions were originally published in , produced by the National Social Work AIDS Network. They cover both clinical and policy issues. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789006240
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editor
Clinical Issues
Ch. 1 The Role of Mental Health Professionals in Medical Decision Making Regarding Protease Inhibitors 3
Ch. 2 Intrapsychic and Systemic Issues Concerning Returning to Work for People Living with HIV/AIDS 19
Ch. 3 An Exploration of Change: The Influence of Combination Therapies on PWA Support Groups 31
Ch. 4 Telephone Support Groups for HIV-Positive Bereaved Mothers of Young Children 43
Ch. 5 HIV Prevention, Women, and the Kitchen Sink Model 55
Ch. 6 Losing Lawrence: The Death of a Child in a Residential Child Welfare Facility 67
Ch. 7 A Question of Survival: Issues in Counseling Homeless Persons with HIV 77
Ch. 8 Support Groups for HIV-Negative Gay Men 85
Ch. 9 Finding Their Voices in Group: HIV-Negative Gay Men Speak 95
Ch. 10 Spiritual Issues and HIV/AIDS in the Latino Community 117
Ch. 11 HIV/AIDS Mental Health Services to Black Men 125
Ch. 12 In the Eye of the Hurricane: Clinical Issues for HIV-Positive Slow and Nonprogressors from a Self-Psychology Perspective 145
Ch. 13 HIV Care for Male-to-Female Pre-Operative Transsexuals 159
Ch. 14 Internalized Homophobia in the Psychotherapy of Gay Men with HIV/AIDS 179
Ch. 15 Dying Well: Counseling End-Stage Clients with AIDS 187
Ch. 16 Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Self-Deliverance 199
Ch. 17 "Storytelling" in a Bereavement Support Group for Pediatric HIV/AIDS Case Managers of the Brooklyn Pediatric AIDS Network 211
Ch. 18 Social Work with Hospitalized AIDS Patients: Observations from the Front Lines of an Inner-City Hospital 221
Ch. 19 African-American Women Still Remain Invisible: Are Mental Health Professionals Doing Enough? Clinical Cultural Competence Issues 235
Ch. 20 Reflections from the Field: Looking Beyond the Behavior to See the Need - A Case Study 249
Ch. 21 Entrusted with Secrets - Working with Immigrants with HIV 255
Ch. 22 Couples of Mixed HIV Status: Therapeutic and Policy Issues 265
Ch. 23 HIV-Associated Cognitive/Motor Complex: Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Intervention 285
Policy Issues
Ch. 24 Identifying and Confronting Racism in AIDS Service Organizations 309
Ch. 25 The Challenges of HIV/AIDS Education and Training for Social Workers and Other Mental Health Professionals 319
Ch. 26 Models Created in Response to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: The New York Peer AIDS Education Coalition 329
Ch. 27 HIV, Suicide, and Hastened Death 337
Ch. 28 Coming Out Positive? HIV Prevention for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths 351
Index 367
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