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Mental Health Social Work : Evidence-Based Practice :  Evidence-Based Practice - Colin Pritchard

Mental Health Social Work : Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-Based Practice

Paperback Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780415319027
Number Of Pages: 312

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Mental health social work can be one of the most rewarding and one of the most frustrating areas of social work practice. Mental health is a key policy arena in which the involvement of service users has been particularly successful and in which there are a lot of new and controversial initiatives. The social worker must not only have a good knowledge of interventions, from pharmacology to psychotherapy, and their evidence-base, but also be able to work sensitively and effectively with both clients and care givers in a rapidly changing context.
In "Mental Health Social Work" Colin Pritchard draws on his many years of experience in research, teaching and practice to set out some of the key objectives for the social worker who wants to work in mental health. Topics covered include:
- the multiple factors affecting mental health
- the bio-psycho-social model of practice
- depression, suicide, schizophrenia, personality disorder
- the mental health-child protection interface
- residential work
- treatment modalities.
To help the reader consolidate what they have read, the book includes a series of case exercises and essential information is presented in a clear and accessible format throughout.


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List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. viii
Prefacep. ix
A psychiatric perspectivep. 1
In the beginning: cultural history and poetry of madnessp. 3
What does mental health/disorder mean?p. 18
Defining mental disorder: a psychiatric frameworkp. 27
Defining mental disorder: a framework for the schizophreniasp. 39
The 'minor' mental disordersp. 58
Bio-psychosocial perspectivep. 71
Critique of unidimensional medicalisation of mental disorderp. 73
Other problems of psychiatryp. 79
Mental health social work with people with mood disordersp. 95
Mental health social work with people with schizophreniap. 122
The emergency perspectivesp. 147
Mental health social work with 'suicidal' peoplep. 149
Personality disorders and the psychiatric-child protection interfacep. 182
Statutory mental health social work: care and control dilemmas and role of the Approved Social Workerp. 200
The accommodation dimension: housing and mental disorderp. 217
The vortex of mental disorder: the client speaksp. 241
Bibliographyp. 268
Indexp. 302
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ISBN: 9780415319027
ISBN-10: 0415319021
Series: The Social Work Skills Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: December 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1