COMMUNICATION AND MENTAL ILLNESS

COMMUNICATION AND MENTAL ILLNESS

by Jenny France
     
 

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'This is a unique book that addresses an interesting aspect of work in mental health settings.' - Mental Health OT

Communication and Mental Illness is a comprehensive and practical textbook written by a multidisciplinary group of experts in the field of mental health which will be of interest to all those interested in improving their understanding of individuals

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'This is a unique book that addresses an interesting aspect of work in mental health settings.' - Mental Health OT

Communication and Mental Illness is a comprehensive and practical textbook written by a multidisciplinary group of experts in the field of mental health which will be of interest to all those interested in improving their understanding of individuals with mental illness. The book is divided into three parts. The first of these offers both student and experienced clinicians in the mental health field an improved theoretical knowledge of the methods of communication commonly adopted by individuals with a variety of diagnoses of mental illness. It also provides practical suggestions of how this information can improve the individual professional's management of patients. Part Two looks at how information about communication in mental illness can influence service provision, ending with suggestions for future policy and practice. Communication and Mental Illness concludes with a final part describing the state of current research into different facets of communication and mental illness, offering an insight into the variety of research methodology and points of interest to those involved in the field.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael J. Bamdad, MA, CCC-SLP(George Washington University)
Description: This book focuses on communication impairments in mental illness. It is organized to educate readers on various communication disorders typically seen with specific mental illnesses as well as on the role of speech-language pathologists in these cases.
Purpose: According to the authors, the purpose is to educate readers on the role of speech-language pathologists in mental illness cases along with the role of the other team members who are typically involved with the management of these patients. These are indeed worthy objectives and the authors have accomplished their goals.
Audience: This book is intended primarily for speech-language pathologists but also could be useful for other mental health professionals. It is structured for both student clinicians and certified staff members for use in a clinical setting.
Features: Initially the book reviews specific issues with communication disorders amongst an array of specific diagnoses in the area of psychiatric medicine. There is then a review of various other mental health related disciplines, discussing their role in mental health cases. Various approaches to therapy are discussed. After reviewing management options, specific linguistic parameters are discussed in regards to mental illness disorders. The book does a commendable job of breaking the topic into easily understood components. Illustrations are not a strength of this text.
Assessment: This book will be extremely beneficial for students and certified clinicians in the field of speech-language pathology, particularly for those working with patients with mental illness. I am unaware of other books that focus this specifically on the topic of mental illness and communication disorders.
4 Stars! from Doody
Booknews
Experts in mental health and psychiatry help professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the pivotal role of communication in mental health and to apply this knowledge in a range of mental health settings. Early chapters provide theoretical background on methods of communication commonly adopted by individuals with a variety of diagnoses of mental illness. Later chapters look at how information on communication in mental illness can influence service provision, and give suggestions for future policy and practice. Final chapters describe the current state of research. The editors are affiliated with Broadmoor Hospital. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853027321
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Kramer is a speech and language therapist. In addition to her current clinical work at Broadmoor Hospital and involvement in a number of research projects, she is chair of the Speech and Language Therapy Special Interest Group in Mental Health and lecturer at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels on language and mental health issues.

Jenny France developed the speech and language therapy service at Broadmoor Hospital over a period of twenty years. She set up training and research facilities at the University of London and played an active role in the Speech and Language Therapy Special Interest Group in Psychiatry, which she co-founded. Sarah Kramer is a speech and language therapist. In addition to her current clinical work at Broadmoor Hospital and involvement in a number of research projects, she is chair of the Speech and Language Therapy Special Interest Group in Mental Health and lecturer at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels on language and mental health issues.

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