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Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice : A Textbook - Robert E. Drake

Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice

A Textbook

By: Robert E. Drake (Editor), David W. Lynde (Editor), Matthew R. Merrens (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9780393704433
Number Of Pages: 320

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The movement to make medicine more scientific has evolved over many decades but the specific term evidence-based medicine was introduced in 1990 to refer to a systematic approach to helping doctors to apply scientific evidence to decision-making at the point of contact with a specific consumer. As the philosophy, major tenets, and techniques of the movement have evolved, evidence-based medicine has strongly influenced individual health care decision-making, the practices offered in health care programs, and the structure of medical and public health systems. Evidence-based medicine has also begun to influence the field of mental health. As support for evidence-based medicine grows in mental health, the need to clarify its fundamental principles also increases. In dealing with the new era of evidence-based practice, mental health practitioners are now confronted with a sense of obligation to understand these practices and to implement them in order to provide the best available services to consumers. This book explores some of the complex challenges in implementing EBPs, and highlights the meaningful opportunities that are inherent in this paradigm shift. This comprehensive textbook will become an essential primer for all practitioners and students who are grappling with the new age of evidence-based practice.

Prologue : "helpful" mental health services
What is severe mental illness?p. 1
What are community mental health services?p. 21
The principles of evidence-based mental health treatmentp. 45
Evidence-based practice emergesp. 67
Clinical decision making and the evidence-based practitionerp. 95
The importance of research in mental health service deliveryp. 123
Evidence in intervention sciencep. 141
Closing the gap between what services are and what they could bep. 167
What are the common features of evidence-based practices?p. 189
How does a practice become evidence-based?p. 217
Developing and sustaining evidence-based systems of mental health servicesp. 243
The interface of cultural competency and evidence-based practicesp. 273
Recovery perspectives in evidence-based practicep. 301
Assertive community treatmentp. 317
Integrated dual-disorder treatmentp. 349
Supported employmentp. 367
Illness management and recoveryp. 395
Evidence-based practices for families of individuals with severe mental illnessp. 425
Medicationsp. 453
Epilogue : the future of evidence-based practices in mental healthp. 471
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ISBN: 9780393704433
ISBN-10: 0393704432
Series: Norton Professional Books (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1