Mental Health Social Work Practice in Canada

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Written by two of the discipline's foremost researchers and practitioners, this innovative new text is the only Canadian textbook to offer a comprehensive overview of the legal and policy framework for mental health practice in social work. Combining analysis of case studies with careful examination of evidence-based practices, the authors outline the social work practices that will best assist individuals and families struggling with mental health challenges. Accessible, rigorous, and grounded in research, Mental Health Social Work Practice in Canada is a useful reference for social work practitioners and an ideal text for courses in social work and mental health.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195429718
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/8/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Regehr is the Dean of Social Work at the University of Toronto, cross-appointed to the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Medical Sciences. In addition, she has been a member of the Health Sciences Ethics Committee of the University of Toronto and of committees adjudicating grants for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her program of research involves examining aspects of recovery from trauma in such diverse populations as victims of rape, firefighters witnessing traumatic events, and child-welfare workers threatened with violence. Her current research focuses on the impact of operational reviews on emergency service responders following a critical incident in an attempt to understand the interaction effects of organizationally based stressors and the traumatic event in exacerbating stress reactions. Graham D. Glancy is a founding member of THE PSILEX GROUP, a group which provides consultation to the legal/medical community, correctional facilities, and others. He has been an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto since 1982. In this position he has been involved in education and research in forensic psychiatry, and has published a number of papers on this and related subjects. Dr Glancy has also been appointed Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton. Dr Glancy helped to institute and run the Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Clarke Institute between 1985 and 1990 and still runs the follow-up group to this program, the Relapse Prevention Group, at the Clarke Institute.

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Table of Contents

1. The Context of Mental Health Social Work Practice in Canada
2. A Policy Framework for Mental Health in Canada
3. Mental Health Law in Canada
4. Social Work Assessment in Mental Health
5. Suicide and Self-Harm
6. Trauma and Traumatic Grief
7. Schizophrenia and Related Psychotic Illnesses
8. Depression and Mania
9. Anxiety
10. Delirium and Dementia
11. Substance Abuse
12. Personality Disturbance Glossary References Index

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