Handbook of Community Psychiatry

Overview

Recent years have seen the exponential growth of behavioral health services and technologies, with an expanding public behavioral health picture to match. In community psychiatry especially, person-centered competencies and issues continue to gain in prominence. The Handbook of Community Psychiatry reflects the rapid changes in the field, providing basic and specialized information in areas such as epidemiology, person-centered planning and care, innovations in practice, and treatment of special populations. ...

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Overview

Recent years have seen the exponential growth of behavioral health services and technologies, with an expanding public behavioral health picture to match. In community psychiatry especially, person-centered competencies and issues continue to gain in prominence. The Handbook of Community Psychiatry reflects the rapid changes in the field, providing basic and specialized information in areas such as epidemiology, person-centered planning and care, innovations in practice, and treatment of special populations. Organized for maximum comprehension and retention, the text is packed with helpful visuals and technological links. The Handbook:

Defines community psychiatry, reviews the history of the field, and expands on the guiding principles underlying practice.

  • Devotes separate chapters to the major clinical competencies.
  • Details evidence-based interventions and emerging models of treatment.
  • Addresses the future of the field with chapters on systems and administrative issues, and updates on workforce and professional education and development.
  • Features useful tables, figures, illustrations, and callout boxes throughout the text.
  • Has capacity for software and internet formatting, including CD access, Kindle, and handheld applications.

Coverage this comprehensive and practical makes the Handbook of Community Psychiatry indispensable to psychiatrists at all stages of their careers, as well as educators, students, trainees, and administrators in psychiatry and community behavioral health. Given the multidisciplinary nature of behavioral health services, the Handbook is an invaluable reference for psychiatric nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants; social workers; community psychologists; counselors, and case managers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781493903009
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 2/28/2014
  • Edition description: 2012
  • Pages: 632
  • Sales rank: 444,344
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Hunter L. McQuistion, MD is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Director of the Division of Outpatient & Community Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The St. Luke's & Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City.

Wesley E. Sowers, MD is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Director, Center for Public Service Psychiatry Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic; and Medical Director, Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health.

Jules M. Ranz, MD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Director of the Public Psychiatry Fellowship, N.Y.S. Psychiatric Institute.

Jacqueline Maus Feldman, MD is the Patrick H. Linton Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Psychiatry/University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Community Psychiatry?.- Background: Community Psychiatry and History.- Basic Psychiatric Epidemiology.- Financing.- Advocacy: Community Organizing and Politics.- Recovery and Person-centered Care.- Context-specific Clinical Assessment.- Team-based Treatment.- Family Therapy in Public Sector Settings.- Motivational Interviewing.- Group Modalities/techniques.- Psychiatric Rehabilitation.- Case Management.- Physical Wellness.- Working with Peers.- Cultural Competence.
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