Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work

Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work

by Sonia G. Austrian
     
 

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Written for social workers by a social worker, Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work discusses the etiology, epidemiology, assessment, and intervention planning for common mental disorders. Looking at disorders from an ecosystems perspective, Austrian goes beyond a linear classification approach and DSM-IV-TR categories and encourages

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Written for social workers by a social worker, Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work discusses the etiology, epidemiology, assessment, and intervention planning for common mental disorders. Looking at disorders from an ecosystems perspective, Austrian goes beyond a linear classification approach and DSM-IV-TR categories and encourages social workers to analyze the internal and external environmental factors that contribute to a disorder's development. Austrian's discussion of effective intervention(s) for a particular client also stresses the importance of working with families in treating disorders.

In addition to information on new medications, biochemical data on the causes of disease, and diagnostic tests, the revised third edition discusses therapies such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and dialectic.

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For fellow social workers and students of the profession, Austrian (public health and psychiatry, Cornell U. and social work, Columbia U.) discusses the etiology, epidemiology, assessment, and intervention planning for common mental disorders. Rather than a simple linear classification approach, she uses a broad bio-psychosocial ecosystems perspective, which takes into account each client's unique situation. Without noting the date of the first edition, she here expands the discussion of the effects of managed care, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy and includes a new model of short- term intervention. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231529655
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/02/2012
Series:
NONE
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

Eda G. Goldstein
A comprehensive, readable, practice-oriented... volume. It is a must for courses in psychopathology and maladaptation, beginning and advanced social work practice, and intervention in mental health settings.

Winifred Christ
This state-of-the-art guide to the field of mental disorders for social work therapists is indispensable.

Meet the Author

Sonia Austrian is the author of Development Theories Through the Life Cycle. She is associate professor in the departments of public health and of psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, and is director of the Employee Assistance Program Consortium.

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