Mental health policy and practice today [electronic resource] /Ted R. Watkins, James W. Callicutt, editors.
Contributor(s): Watkins, Ted R | Callicutt, James W.Material type: BookPublisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1997Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 397 p.) : ill.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781452249278 (electronic bk.); 145224927X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mental health policy -- United States | Mental health services -- United States | Mental Health Services -- United States | Delivery of Health Care -- trends -- United States | Health Policy -- United States | Geestelijke gezondheidszorg | Welzijnsbeleid | Psychiatrische Versorgung | Aufsatzsammlung | USA | Mental health services | MEDICAL / Mental Health | PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health | PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Illness | Mental health policy | Mental health services | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 362.2/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Introduction. Overview of the field of mental health -- Institutional and community approaches to the provision of mental health services -- Political aspects of mental health treatment -- The impact of the courts on mental health policy and services -- Personnel: the professionals and their preparation -- The expanding base of knowledge in mental health. Neuroscientific research in mental health -- Research into social factors in mental illness -- Psychoeducation: a contemporary approach -- Self-help and advocacy groups in mental health -- Mental health services to special populations. Mental health services to immigrants and refugees -- Current perspectives on the homeless mentally ill -- Services to the severely and persistently mentally ill -- Mental health services to Americas's veterans -- Mental health services to minority groups of color -- Women as mental health service recipients and providers -- Treatment of children and adolescents: inpatient and outpatient mental health issues -- Mental health services to older adults -- The state of mental health services to criminal offenders -- Mental health services to substances abusers -- Implications for the 21st century. The influence of technology on mental health services -- Mental health service delivery in the age of managed care -- Looking ahead: issues to be resolved.
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Brings together practitioners and researchers to describe and reflect upon the dynamic nature of US mental health practice in a period of rapid social change.
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