Mental Health and Social Problems: A Social Work Perspective [NOOK Book]

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Mental Health and Social Problems is a textbook for social work students and practitioners. It explores the complicated relationship between mental conditions and societal issues as well as examining risk and protective factors for the prevalence, course, adaptation to and recovery from mental illness.

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Mental Health and Social Problems: A Social Work Perspective

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Overview

Mental Health and Social Problems is a textbook for social work students and practitioners. It explores the complicated relationship between mental conditions and societal issues as well as examining risk and protective factors for the prevalence, course, adaptation to and recovery from mental illness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203840603
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 12/24/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 536
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nina Rovinelli Heller teaches in the masters and doctoral programs, and is the Chair of the Mental Health Substantive Area at the University of Connecticut, USA. She has provided mental health services to individuals and families for thirty years in a range of practice settings. She is the co-editor of Integrating Psychodynamic Theory with Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and has published in the area of social work theory and clinical practice.

Alex Gitterman is Zachs Professor of Social Work and Director of the Doctoral Program at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. He has co-authored and co-edited a large number of books including The Life Model of Social Work Practice, Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups and The Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations. He served as the President and on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, an international professional organization.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Social Problems and Mental Health/Illness, Nina Rovinelli Heller and Alex Gitterman Part I Social Problems and Mental Health/Illness 2. Oppression and Stigma and their Effects, Amy C. Watson and Shaun M. Eack 3. Poverty and its Effects, Mark R. Rank 4. Racism and its Effects, Dennis Miehls 5. War and its Effects, Scott Harding 6. Homelessness and its Effects, Judith Bula Wise 7. Corrections and its Effects, Rudolph Alexander, Jr. 8. Immigration and its Effects, Gregory Acevedo and Manny J. Gonzales 9. Child Maltreatment and its Effects, Carolyn Knight 10. Intimate Partner Violence and its Effects, Bonnie E. Carlson 11. Community Violence and its Effects, Vanessa Vorhies, Neil B. Guterman and Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia Part II Mental Health Conditions 12. Autism Spectrum Conditions, Joseph Walsh and Jacqueline Corcoran 13. Executive Function Disorders and Self Deficits, Joseph Palombo 14. Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Conditions, David W. Springer and Amanda N. Barczyk 15. Mood Conditions, Ellen Smith 16. Anxiety Conditions, Nina Rovinelli Heller and Lisa Werkmeister Rozas 17. Eating Disorder Conditions, Danna Bodenheimer and Nina Rovinelli Heller 18. Personality Conditions, Terry B. Northcut 19. Psychotic Conditions, Ellen P. Lukens and Lydia P. Ogden 20. Substance Abuse, Meredith Hanson 21. Dementia and Related Problems in Cognition and Memory, Sara Sanders and Joelle K. Osterhaus

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