Understanding Social Work Practice in Mental Health
  • Understanding Social Work Practice in Mental Health
  • Understanding Social Work Practice in Mental Health

Understanding Social Work Practice in Mental Health

by Victoria Coppock, R. W. Dunn
     
 

This book provides an authoritative overview of mental health theory, policy, and practice. Exploring the complex moral and ethical dimensions underpinning the field, the book engages with the key issues encountered by practitioners working in the modern mental health system. Using real world scenarios, case studies, and reflective exercises, it asks students to… See more details below

Overview

This book provides an authoritative overview of mental health theory, policy, and practice. Exploring the complex moral and ethical dimensions underpinning the field, the book engages with the key issues encountered by practitioners working in the modern mental health system. Using real world scenarios, case studies, and reflective exercises, it asks students to critically examine the world of mental health practice from the perspective of users of mental health services and their careers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412935050
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Understanding Mental Health and Mental Distress
Thinking the Present Historically: The Making of the Modern Mental-Health System
Care in the Community: Policy Ideals and Practice Realities
Risk versus Rights: The Tensions in Implementing Mental-Health Law
What Works in Promoting Recovery? Evidence-Based Practice and the Dynamics of Power in Mental-Health Research
Challenging Inequality and Respecting Diversity
Crossing Cultures: Interprofessional Working in Mental Health
Conclusion

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