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Understanding Social Work Practice in Mental Health

Author : Vicki Coppock
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'An excellent introduction to the main themes of social work and mental health. It provides a comprehensive summary of contemporary debates and perspectives around mental health practice. I would recommend this to all social work students.' - Philip O'Hare, University of Central Lancashire "This book is a timely restatement of the central role of social work in mental health. In this important work, Coppock and Dunn have developed a well written and closely argued case for retaining social work skills as a key part of a truly integrated mental health system." - Terry Bamford, Director, Social Perspectives Network This book provides an authoritative overview of mental health theory, policy and practice. Exploring the complex moral and ethical dimensions underpinning the field, the book engages with the key issues encountered by practitioners working in the modern mental health system. Using real world scenarios, case studies, and reflective exercises, it asks students to critically examine the world of mental health practice from the perspective of users of mental health services and their carers. Reflecting the core values, skills and knowledge frameworks required for professional social work qualification in the mental health context, this book will enable students to: - Understand mental health theory and practice as a contested arena. - Recognise professional differences and inter-professional strengths. - Tolerate uncertainty and complexity in practice. - Develop critically as reflexive mental health practitioners. Included in the text are practice dilemmas, chapter summaries, and resources to aid further study.

Social Work Practice in Mental Health

Author : Robert Bland
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Mental health problems are ubiquitous in contemporary society. All social workers, whether in specialist or generalist settings, need specific knowledge, skills and values to work effectively with people with mental health problems. Social Work Practice in Mental Health emphasises the importance of appreciating the lived experience of mental illness, and of establishing partnerships based on incorporating a consumer perspective into all mental health work. It also emphasises the healing potential in relationships between consumers, carers and service providers.This is a thorough introduction to social work practice in specialist mental health settings as well as in other fields of practice in the community. It provides a knowledge base for practice with people with the most commonly-encountered mental health problems. It offers a practical guide to assessment, case management, family work, community work, and the application of the principles of partnership to work with individuals and their families, as well as multidisciplinary teams and agencies.

Social Work Practice in Mental Health

Author : Robert Bland
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A comprehensive guide for social workers to professional practice with clients with mental health issues.

Social Work Practice in Mental Health

Author : Kia J. Bentley
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This new edited book presents a "partnership" model and aims to be cutting edge, scholarly, and unambiguously useful and practical. Kia J. Bentley and the other well-known and respected contributors address the need for approachable, immediately useful discipline specific content on the most important social work practice roles in mental health. The book articulates how roles often associated with working with a specific population (e.g. those who abuse substances, persons with severe mental illness, distressed marital couples) are quite relevant and useful in a much wider range of populations.

Social Work Practice in Mental Health

Author : Abraham Francis
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This book represents the sharing of knowledge and experiences that is cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and across countries. It aims bringing to the social work practitioner a wealth of understanding about situations, practices and cultures that could not possibly have been experienced first-hand about mental health. The book provides cross cultural perspectives on recovery; strengths based practice, mindfulness, disaster & mental health, community mental health and other related aspects. These contributions from across the world, from different cultures, and from vastly different experiences are a celebration of the global practice of social work. The series of chapters in this book makes a contribution to a deeper understanding of various facets of social work in mental health. The complexities elucidated here can be addressed by embracing the power of teamwork, the power of visionary leadership and the power of reflexivity. The book offers an opportunity for practitioners to explore all these in detail.

Social Work Practice in Mental Health

Author : Robert Bland
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This new edition of Social Work Practice in Mental Health builds on the underpinning principles of the previous editions whilst reflecting how the context for practice has steadily evolved. Organised into two parts and 11 chapters, the book focuses on recovery theory, the importance of relationship and examining the social context and the consequences of illness. It explores the perspectives of consumers and family carers in shaping practice together with a focus on skills including assessment and risk assessment, working in a multidisciplinary team, working with trauma, working within a legal framework and spirituality in practice. The book also maintains the key themes from previous editions of valuing lived experience and the importance of relationships. This book will be essential reading for social work students and an invaluable resource for practitioners in social work and mental health.

Post Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice

Author : Jim Campbell
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Social workers and other professionals working in the area of mental health often face complex and difficult practice dilemmas shaped by increasingly demanding policy and legal contexts across the U.K. Jim Campbell and Gavin Davidson focus on the post-qualifying role played by mental health social workers in this book. The authors draw on theoretical and research perspectives on the subject, before outlining how professionals can achieve best practice.

Clinical Social Work Practice in Behavioral Mental Health

Author : Roberta G. Sands
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The third edition ofClinical Social Work Practice in Behavioral Mental Health:Toward Evidence-Based Practicemoves into todayrs"s paradigm, evidence-based practice. The book is consistent with current policy (e.g., recommendations of the Presidentrs"s New Freedom Commission and the Institute of Medicine) and encompasses todayrs"s recovery approach, interdisciplinary scientific knowledge, and cultural competence. It gives attention to practice methods with adults, including older adults, with depression and anxiety as well as adults with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring disorders (serious mental illness and substance use disorders). Postmodernism, which was featured in the second edition, is used in this edition as a critical framework. Important features include evidence-based practice, rich case examples, measurement of progress and outcomes, and suggested Websites and SAMHSA toolkits. These are woven throughout the text and featured in Chapters 1, 4, 5, 8, 9.

Social Work in Mental Health

Author : Abraham P. Francis
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Social Work in Mental Health brings together a range of scholarly reflections and writings on the different roles of a social worker in the field of mental health. It provides a holistic picture to introduce readers to the wider issues of social work and mental health practice. Contexts and Theories for Practice begins with an exploration of the context of social work practice. It offers opportunities to consider global perspectives on mental health, as well as relevant historical, contemporary and emerging trends and ideologies from around the world. The book provides a detailed discussion on the theoretical and practice frameworks that are based on social justice and human rights perspectives. It not only provides an overview of intervention strategies but also directs readers’ attention to an alternative way of addressing mental health issues. The author presents a cross-cultural and global perspective of mental health, but with specific references to India and Asia. He also addresses some of the recent debates in recovery, partnerships and strengths-based practices. The book has been specially designed for social work students, human service professionals and mental health practitioners and academicians.

Social Work and Mental Health

Author : Malcolm Golightley
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While mental health is a core subject on the social work curriculum, many students find the breadth of the subject difficult to grasp. There is much to understand from law, policy and legislation, to ethical and value-based considerations. This book is written as an introduction to the complex issues around mental health. Law and policy are outlined whilst the author gives space to ethical considerations when working alongside the most vulnerable in society. There are clear links between policy, legislation and social work practice and learning features mean students can begin to think critically about a variety of mental health issues. Key updates: A new chapter on the Mental Capacity Act More material on the Personalisation Agenda More material on working with dementia This book is in the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.

Evidence based Policy and Practice in Mental Health Social Work

Author : Martin Webber
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Mental health social workers work within multidisciplinary teams, often based in health settings. The variety of services they work within are shaped by mental health policy that is increasingly being influenced by research evidence of ‘what works’. This book provides an accessible, yet authoritative, guide to the evidence base that underpins contemporary mental health policy in the UK. It critically engages with the notion of evidence-based practice in mental health social work and provides a guide to becoming an evidence-based practitioner. It also provides an accessible guide to appraising quantitative and qualitative research relevant to mental health social work practice.

Social Work and Mental Health

Author : Malcolm Golightley
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A clear and accessible introduction to the complex issues surrounding mental health.

Mental Health Social Work

Author : Jennifer Martin
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Mental Health Social Work provides students and practitioners in social work, human services and welfare studies with a thorough understanding of contemporary mental health theory and practice required for beginning practice as a mental health social worker. Testimonials from readers of previous editions are appreciative of the engaging style of writing that facilitates reflective practice for knowledge and skill development in mental health practice. Case studies with reflective and problem-solving questions provide insights into ethical dilemmas and the practical application of theory, models of assessment and interventions. Topics include reality states, changing paradigms, recovery, legislation, policy and practice standards, theory, assessment, diagnosis and interventions. Separate chapters are devoted to suicide and self-harm, alcohol and other drugs, women prisoners and disaster planning and recovery. New in this edition Chapters updated to reflect current research findings Key concepts revised to reflect contemporary language using a strengths-based approach The Recovery Star Co-design Peer support Mindfulness Trauma-informed care and practice

Clinical Social Work Practice in Community Mental Health

Author : Roberta G. Sands
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In keeping with the needs of the clinical social worker, this textbook provides both a framework for practice and a description of diverse interventions. Guided by a conceptual framework that is biopsychosocial, it offers a way to understand clients holistically and to work in a milieu characterized

Social Work and Mental Health

Author : Kate Karban
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Social Work and Mental Health offers a fresh approach to addressing mental health issues, emphasizing the relevance of mental health for all social workers, not just those in specialist mental health settings. The book engages critically with the complexities of contemporary theory, policy and practice, recognizing developments in user and carer involvement and interprofessional working. Key chapters focus on inequality and diversity, drawing attention to the social determinants of health and the important contribution of social work in promoting social perspectives. Practice issues include the mental health of children, young people and families, and older people. Promoting rights, recovery and social justice - and balancing these with considerations of risk - are core themes running through the text. The book contains a number of examples and points for reflection intended to encourage critical thinking and further exploration of the issues. Suggestions for additional reading and resources are offered at the end of each chapter. Overall the book provides a valuable framework for understanding and responding to mental health issues that will be useful for social work students and practitioners as well as a wider audience.

Reflective Reader Social Work and Mental Health

Author : John Archambeault
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Social work practice involves working with and supporting people with mental health problems in many settings and across the life span. Growing as a reflective and informed practitioner is central to one’s development as a student social worker and as a registered social worker. With a focus on legislation, policy and practice, this book draws on excerpts from seminal writing, journal articles, policy papers, government initiatives, statistics and user perspectives and invites readers to deepen their appreciation and understanding of social work practice in the mental health context.

Mental Health Social Work

Author : Colin Pritchard
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In Mental Health Social Work, Colin Pritchard draws on his many years of experience in research, teaching and practice in order to explore key issues for social workers who want to work in the mental health field. Mental health social work can be one of the most rewarding and one of the most frustrating areas of social work practice. Social workers need to have a good knowledge of interventions and their evidence bases, from pharmacology to psychotherapy, but also be able to work sensitively and effectively with both clients and carers in a rapidly changing context. Based on a series of case studies and research based practice, the book explores key topics including: the multiple factors affecting mental health the bio-psycho-social model of practice key areas including depression, suicide, schizophrenia and personality disorder the mental healthâ€"child protection interface residential work treatment modalities. Presenting new and challenging research findings in this field, this book will be invaluable reading for undergraduate social work students and for practising social workers.

Social Work Practice in Mental Health

Author : Noel Renouf
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An invaluable resource for social workers in all practice settings, not just mental health, and a core text for social work students.' - Dr Valerie Gerrand, former AASW representative and board member of the Mental Health Council of Australia 'An outstanding and very original contribution to the scholarship on mental health policy, research and service.' - Associate Professor Maria Harries AM, University of Western Australia Developing the skills to work effectively with people who have mental health problems is fundamental to contemporary social work practice. Practitioners face new challenges in a rapidly changing work environment including working with consumers and their families and in multidisciplinary teams. Now, more than ever, social workers need discipline - specific mental health knowledge and training. This second edition of Social Work Practice in Mental Health continues the guiding principles of the first edition - an emphasis on the centrality of the lived experience of mental illness and the importance of embracing both scientific and relational dimensions of practice. The new edition reflects the latest developments in best practice including the emergence of recovery theory and the importance of evidence - based approaches. This is a comprehensive guide to social work practice in specialist mental health settings as well as in other fields of practice, covering the most commonly encountered mental health problems. It features information on assessment, case management, family work and community work, and reveals how the core concerns of social work - human rights, self - determination and relationships with family and the wider community - are also central to mental health practice.

Evidence based Policy and Practice in Mental Health Social Work

Author : Martin Webber
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Mental health social workers work within multidisciplinary teams, often based in health settings. The variety of services they work within are shaped by mental health policy that is increasingly being influenced by research evidence of 'what works'. This fully-revised second edition has a new chapter on systematic reviews and greater coverage of the impact of the 2007 amendment to Mental Health Act 1983 on mental health practitioners and services.

Social Work Practice in Healthcare

Author : Karen M. Allen
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Social Work Practice in Health Care by Karen M. Allen and William J. Spitzer is a pragmatic and comprehensive book that helps readers develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effective health care social work practice, as well as an understanding of the technological, social, political, ethical, and financial factors affecting contemporary patient care. Packed with case studies and exercises, the book emphasizes the importance of being attentive to both patient and organizational needs, covers emerging trends in health care policy and delivery, provides extensive discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and addresses social work practice across the continuum of care.