Environment and Mental Health

Environment and Mental Health

by Stephen M. Williams
     
 

Provides answers to such thought-provoking questions as: Is a ''green'' environment really so remote from mental health? Isn't the idea of escape from our cherished yet constraining civilization part of the hope of self-renewal? And what motivates the inspiration to reach out to new worlds in space? The author explores ideas about whether the mentally afflicted

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Provides answers to such thought-provoking questions as: Is a ''green'' environment really so remote from mental health? Isn't the idea of escape from our cherished yet constraining civilization part of the hope of self-renewal? And what motivates the inspiration to reach out to new worlds in space? The author explores ideas about whether the mentally afflicted are born or made what they are and argues that attention to the environment permits greater optimism and pragmatism about therapeutic possibilities.

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Challenging the medical model of mental illness that currently dominates psychology, explores how the environment, particularly the physical environment, impacts mental health. Focuses on the application of theory and empirical findings to clinical practice, arguing that an environmental approach permits both greater optimism and greater pragmatism about therapeutic possibilities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471950028
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/29/1994
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.78(d)

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