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Mental Health Policy and Practice Today
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Mental Health Policy and Practice Today



April 1997 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The dynamic nature of mental health practice today is reflected in this informative and stimulating resource.

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 managed care.

Michael M Faenza
Foreword
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
James W Callicutt
Overview of the Field of Mental Health
Vikki L Vandiver
Institutional versus Community Approaches to the Provision of Mental Health Services
James I Martin
Political Aspects of Mental Health Treatment
Brian D Shannon
The Impact of the Courts on Mental Health Policy and Services
James W Callicutt and David H Price
Personnel
The Professionals and Their Preparation

 
 
PART TWO: THE EXPANDING BASE OF KNOWLEDGE IN MENTAL HEALTH
William H Wilson
Neuroscientific Research in Mental Health
David W Millard
Research into Social Factors in Mental Illness
Cassandra Simon
Psychoeducation
A Contemporary Approach

 
Ted R Watkins and James W Callicutt
Self-Help and Advocacy Groups in Mental Health
 
PART THREE: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Muriel Yu
Mental Health Services to Immigrants and Refugees
R Duane Hopson and Ted R Watkins
Current Perspectives on the Homeless Mentally Ill
Vikki L Vandiver
Services to the Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill
David H Price
Mental Health Services to America's Veterans
John S McNeil and Robin Kennedy
Mental Health Services to Minority Groups of Color
Theresa Bruno Mulloy
Women as Mental Health Service Recipients and Providers
Christian E Molidor
Treatment of Children and Adolescents
Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health Issues

 
John S McNeil and Robert L Canon
Mental Health Services to Older Adults
Charles Turnbo and Donald W Murray Jr
The State of Mental Health Services to Criminal Offenders
Ted R Watkins
Mental Health Services to Substance Abusers
 
PART FOUR: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Albert D Farrell
The Influence of Technology on Mental Health Services
E Clarke Ross and Collette Croze
Mental Health Service Delivery in the Age of Managed Care
James W Callicutt and Ted R Watkins
Looking Ahead
Issues To Be Resolved

 

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