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Mental Health Policy and Practice Today : Perspectives on Psychotherapy - Ted R. Watkins

Mental Health Policy and Practice Today

Perspectives on Psychotherapy

Paperback Published: 1st April 1997
ISBN: 9780803971394
Number Of Pages: 416

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The dynamic nature of mental health practice today is reflected in this informative and stimulating resource.<P></P><P>The first section overviews societal and cost issues related to mental health problems. The contributors then focus on the expanding base of knowledge in the mental health field, such as that arising from neuroscientific and social research, psychoeducation, self-help and advocacy groups. The third section examines populations with special needs, including homeless people whose numbers have risen in recent years - due in part to their expulsion from institutional care. Finally, the volume discusses the future of mental health policy and practice, which will be influenced by technology and shifts in funding to manage</P>

Overview of the Field of Mental Health
Institutional versus Community Approaches to the Provision of Mental Health Services
Political Aspects of Mental Health Treatment
The Impact of the Courts on Mental Health Policy and Services
The Professionals and Their Preparation
The Expanding Base Of Knowledge In Mental Health
Neuroscientific Research in Mental Health
Research into Social Factors in Mental Illness
A Contemporary Approach
Self-Help and Advocacy Groups in Mental Health
Mental Health Services To Special Populations
Mental Health Services to Immigrants and Refugees
Current Perspectives on the Homeless Mentally Ill
Services to the Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill
Mental Health Services to America's Veterans
Mental Health Services to Minority Groups of Color
Women as Mental Health Service Recipients and Providers
Treatment of Children and Adolescents
Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health Issues
Mental Health Services to Older Adults
The State of Mental Health Services to Criminal Offenders
Mental Health Services to Substance Abusers
Implications For The 21st Century
The Influence of Technology on Mental Health Services
Mental Health Service Delivery in the Age of Managed Care
Looking Ahead
Issues To Be Resolved
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ISBN: 9780803971394
ISBN-10: 0803971397
Series: Perspectives on Psychotherapy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st April 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.27 x 20.88  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.97