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Overview

Community Mental Health is a significant interdisciplinary resource for students, practitioners, or policy planners, engaged in the evaluation and development of programs in the human services.

Jessica and Sam Rosenberg have carefully pulled together a book containing twenty-two original chapters by leading scholars, consumers, and practitioners in the community mental health field. Together, they offer a wealth of knowledge on the substantial challenges facing contemporary community mental health today.

Packed full with information for both students and practitioners of social work, psychology, sociology, psychiatry, and related disciplines, this comprehensive text includes best practice treatment models for co-occurring disorders, homelessness and mental illness, psychosocial rehabilitation, psychopharmacology, and outpatient treatment. Cutting edge for students and practitioners, this book contains the most up-to-date theory and research about community mental health.

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"I can’t think of anything more important or rewarding than doing what the authors of this book do every day: encouraging young people to learn to live with their illnesses, helping them get the skills they need, whether it is how to cook a meal or how to study for a test, and supporting their efforts in large ways and small." -Foreword by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind and Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University

"This text fills a practical and educational need by pulling together state of the art, cutting edge, and original research and scholarship on the changing dynamics of community mental health services in the United States." – Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, Yeshiva Wurzweiler School of Social Work

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415950107
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Rosenberg, Ph.D., LCSW, is Assistant Professor of Social Work, Long Island University and Director of its GranCare Center, a program for grandparent caregivers. She holds an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work and a Ph.D. from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. Dr. Rosenberg has practiced for over ten years in inpatient and outpatient settings with clients suffering from serious mental illness.

Samuel J. Rosenberg, Ph.D., LCSW, is Professor of Social Work and Sociology, Ramapo College of New Jersey. A scholar and direct practitioner for over 25 years, he has published about diversity, psychoeducation, immigration, and the professional concerns of mental health professionals. He produced the groundbreaking video The Whole Family, a psychoeducational film for Latino families and consumers.

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Table of Contents

Nasar, Foreword. Conceptualizing the Challenges in Community Mental Health. Patient, Client, Consumer, Survivor: The Mental Health Consumer Movement in the United States. Consumer-Providers Theories about Recovery from Serious Psychiatric Disabilities. Pursuing Hope and Recovery: A New Integrated Approach to Psychiatric Rehabilitation. In the Community: Aftercare for Seriously Mentally Ill Persons. The Wraparound Process: Individualized, Community-Based Care for Children and Adolescents with Intensive Needs. Evidence-Based Treatment for Adults with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders. Putting Values into Practice: Involuntary Treatment in Mental Health. Neuropsychiatric Perspectives for Community Mental Health Theory and Practice. Public Mental Health Systems: Breaking the Impasse in the Treatment of Oppressed Groups. Stigma, Sexual Orientation, and Mental Illness: A Community Mental Health Perspective. African Americans and Mental Health. Mental Health Issues of Chinese Americans: Help-Seeking Behaviors and Culturally Relevant Services. Psychological Intervention with Hispanic Patients: A Review of Selected Culturally-syntonic Treatment Approaches. Homeless Shelters: An Uneasy Component of the De Facto Mental Health System. The Practice Effectiveness of Case Management Services for Homeless Persons with Alcohol, Drug, or Mental Health Problems. We'll Meet You on Your Bench: Developing a Therapeutic Alliance with the Homeless Mentally Ill Patient. Social Work in a Managed Care Environment. Networks and Organizational Identity: On the Front Lines of Behavioral Health. The Uncertain Future of Public Mental Health Systems: A West Virginia Case Study. Mental Health Leadership in a Turbulent World.

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