Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: Towards Transformative Change

Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: Towards Transformative Change

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199362424
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Series: Advances in Community Psychology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey Nelson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and a faculty member in the graduate program in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. His research and practice has focused on community mental health programs and supports for people with serious mental illness and community-based prevention programs for children and families. In 2013 he received the award for Distinguished Contributions to Theory and Research in Community Psychology from the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association.

Bret Kloos is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the University of South Carolina's Clinical-Community Psychology doctoral training program. Along with students and community partners, his work has focused on housing issues for persons with psychiatric disabilities, social inclusion, promoting mutual help, and fostering community development that create structures that sustain people's well-being and that allow for liberation from oppressive conditions. He is President-elect of the Society for Community Research and Action.

José Ornelas, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the ISPA - InstitutoUniversitário, in Lisboa, Portugal. At ISPA-IU, he is the Director of the Community Development undergraduate program and Community Psychology Masters and Doctoral programs. Over the last 25 years he has developed research and practice in the field of Community Psychology, particularly in the domains of community mental health. He was the first President of the European Association of Community Psychology and was the 2011 recipient of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Social Award for his work in developing AEIPS, a community mental health organization in Lisboa that he founded in 1987.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Julian Rappaport

Part I. Overview of Community Psychology, Community Mental Health, and Transformative Change

Chapter 1. Transformative Change in Community Mental Health: A Community Psychology Framework
Geoffrey Nelson, Bret Kloos, and José Ornelas

Part II. Theoretical Perspectives on Transformative Change

Chapter 2. Drawing Upon Community Psychology History and Theory as Resources for Transformative Change in Mental Health
Bret Kloos, José Ornelas, and Geoffrey Nelson

Chapter 3. Perspectives on Transformative Change in Community Mental Health
John Sylvestre

Chapter 4. The Capabilities Approach to Transformative Change in Mental Health
Marybeth Shinn

Part III. Transformative Change and Consumer Participation

Chapter 5. Transforming Mental Health Care through the Participation of the Recovery Community
Larry Davidson, Priscilla Ridgway, Maria O'Connell, and Thomas A. Kirk, Jr.

Chapter 6. The Impact of Mental Health Consumer-Run Organizations on Transformative Change
Louis D. Brown and Susan Rogers

Part IV. Transformative Change in Services and Practices

Chapter 7. Wellness Recovery Action Planning: The Role of Wellness Promotion in a New Paradigm of Community Mental Health
Mary Ellen Copeland and Jessica A. Jonikas

Chapter 8. Defining the Competencies of Different Stakeholders in a Transformed Mental Health System
Tim Aubry and Mary O'Hagan

Chapter 9. Planning Transformative Change for Mental Health Services for Cultural-linguistic Communities
Geoffrey Nelson, Hsiao d'Ailly, Joanna Ochocka, Rich Janzen, Sarah Maiter, and Nora Jacobson

Part V. Transformative Community Change

Chapter 10. Recovering Community in Mental Health: The Contributions and Challenges of Community Psychology
Bret Kloos, Greg Townley, Victoria Chien, Betsy Davis, Laura Kurzban, and David Asiamah

Chapter 11. Who Is John?: Community Integration as a Paradigm for Transformative Change in Community Mental Health
Mark Salzer and Richard C. Baron

Part VI. Transformative Change of Social Conditions

Chapter 12. Transformative Organizational Change in Community Mental Health
José Ornelas, Teresa Duarte, and Maria Fátima Jorge-Monteiro

Chapter 13. Housing First and System/Community Transformation
Paula Goering and Sam Tsemberis

Chapter 14. Supported Education as a Vehicle for Transformative Change in Mental Health Treatment Philosophy
Karen Unger

Part VII. Transformative Policy Change

Chapter 15. Beginning to Take Control: Ontario's Consumer/Survivor Development Initiative
John Trainor and David Reville

Chapter 16. Recovery-oriented Mental Health Policies: Implications for Transformative
Change in Five Nations
Myra Piat and Lauren Polvere

Part VIII. Conclusion

Chapter 17. Transforming Research for Transformative Change in Mental Health: Towards the Future
Nev Jones, Lauren Munro, Jay Harrison, Rita Aguiar

Chapter 18. Transformative Change in Community Mental Health: Future Directions
Geoffrey Nelson, Bret Kloos, and José Ornelas


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