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Psychiatric Medication Issues : Social Work in Mental Health Ser. - Kia J. Bentley

Psychiatric Medication Issues

Social Work in Mental Health Ser.

Paperback Published: January 2004
ISBN: 9780789024015
Number Of Pages: 166

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Learn more about psychiatric medications to better understand your clientele
Psychiatric Medication Issues for Social Workers, Counselors, and Psychologists explores a range of issues and dilemmas in psychopharmocology practice that emerge especially for social workers, counselors, and psychologists because of their unique roles and perspectives. This book contains qualitative and quantitative research examining the subjective experience of clients who use psychiatric medication. You'll find unprecedented discussion of clinical and ethical situations that arise when social workers and allied health caregivers collaborate with clients and providers around psychiatric medicine.
This book contains creative ideas on how social workers and other allied health providers can be more responsive to both adults and children who take medication. Psychiatric Medication Issues for Social Workers, Counselors, and Psychologists focuses on the meaning of medication for the clients who use them and their positive and negative experiences with them over time. This book serves as an innovative forum and effective springboard for productive discussion among practitioners, scholars and researchers about psychiatric medication's relevance to--and interface with--social work practice.
This book is designed to help practitioners: understand how clients manage their psychotropic medications and interpret their effects maximize the chances for successful treatment outcome by understanding the meaning, transference, and countertransference stimulated by the triangle created by the client, social worker, and psychopharmacological provider map the sociocultural context of youth medication management and help youthful clients adopt coping mechanisms for everyday medication treatment confront a variety of ethical dilemmas, such as ambiguities around the knowledge base of practice, appropriate roles of providers, and basic personal and professional values secure informed consent when discussing proposed treatments (including medications) and explain alternative treatments without breaking informed consent laws promote effective and comprehensive helping relationships by being cognizant of alternative practices, herbal preparations, and essential oil and flower essence products that clients could be using on their own This book contains extensive references, suggestions for client-consultation questions, research findings, and interviews with social workers to complement the text. Unique in its focus on the client's point of view, Psychiatric Medication Issues for Social Workers, Counselors, and Psychologists will help you overcome any difficulties of working with clients in drug therapy.

About the Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Psychiatric Medication History: Context, Purpose, and Methodp. 5
The Psychology of the Psychopharmacology Triangle: The Client, the Clinicians, and the Medicationp. 29
The Subjective Experience of Youth Psychotropic Treatmentp. 51
Medication Effect Interpretation and the Social Grid of Managementp. 71
Ethical Dilemmas of Practicing social Workers Around Psychiatric Medication: Results of a National Studyp. 91
Obtaining Informed Consent When a Profession Labels Itself as Providing Treatment for Mental Illnessp. 107
Complementary Practices and Herbal Healing: A New Frontier in Counseling Practicep. 123
Indexp. 141
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ISBN: 9780789024015
ISBN-10: 0789024012
Series: Social Work in Mental Health Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.16 x 15.29  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1