The first edition of Community Mental Health quickly established itself as one of the most comprehensive and timely books about mental health practice in community settings. Readers will find that this new edition is also on the leading edge of the field, providing the most up-to-date research and treatment models in the field.
Experts from a wide range of professions – social work, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, public health, sociology, and law – explore the major trends, best practices, and policy issues shaping community mental health services today. Coverage of each topic shifts the focus from management to recovery in the treatment of chronically mentally ill patients. Coverage of organizational and policy issues gives students a head start on mastering the overarching factors that shape their field
This book offers the greatest breadth of coverage available, including hot-button topics like the following:
New chapters cover a variety of special populations, which ensures students are prepared to work with a wide range of issues, including:
Students preparing to become mental health professionals, practitioners in community mental health settings, and policy planners and advocates engaged in the evaluation and development of programs in the human services will find this text to be an invaluable resource in their training and work.
A collection of supplemental resources are available online to benefit both instructors and students. Instructors will find PowerPoint slides and test banks to aid in conducting their courses, and students can access a library of helpful learning activities, suggested readings and resources, and a glossary of important terms.
Part I: From Stigma to
Part II: Emerging Trends in Community Mental Health
Section III: Community Mental Health across the Life Cycle
Section IV: Diversity and Community Mental
Section V: Best Practices in Community Mental Health
Section VI: Community Mental Health - Organizational and Policy
Jessica Rosenberg is Associate Professor of Social Work at Long Island University.
Samuel J. Rosenberg is Dean of the School of Social Science and Human Services and Professor of Social Work and Sociology at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
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