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See below for a selection of the latest books from Mental health services category. Presented with a red border are the Mental health services books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Mental health services books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Psychiatry at Harborview: Care, Compassion and Community

Psychiatry at Harborview: Care, Compassion and Community

Author: Sharon, MD Romm Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2021

Health Policy in Canada

Health Policy in Canada

Author: Toba Bryant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2021

Designed to make the subject of health policy accessible to students, this revised and updated text introduces the recent key developments in health policy in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. Its chapters guide readers through the various models of policy development and implementation using case studies of actual policies, and offer questions that spark critical thinking. Taking as her focus the organization of health care delivery in Canada, the impact of economic globalization on health policy, and the impact of the market on health policy, Toba Bryant has produced the perfect classroom resource for students in a range of health sectors. Features includes critical-thinking questions, suggested online resources, and a recommended readings list for each chapter contains new chapter-end glossaries of key terms considers social equity and determinants of health in addition to health care offers content applicable to a variety of disciplines, including nursing, health sciences, medicine, and social work

For All of Humanity

For All of Humanity

Author: Martha Few Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2021

Psychological Treatment of Medical Patients in Integrated Primary Care

Psychological Treatment of Medical Patients in Integrated Primary Care

Author: Anne C. Dobmeyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2021

Integrated care can be a daunting environment for mental health providers. Even experienced clinicians may feel uncertain about their role in integrated care settings, and the precise nature of their responsibilities toward other care providers and patients. This concise volume provides an overview of integrated primary care for mental health professionals. In clear, straightforward language, it describes the benefits and key components of integrated care, with a special emphasis on the Primary Care Behavioral Health model of service delivery. Guided by competencies developed by the American Psychological Association and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, clinicians learn to use standard resources, such as the Patient Health Questionnaire, to work within a larger team to effectively treat a wide range of chronic medical conditions, behavioral health disorders, sub-clinical problems, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors that commonly present in primary care patients. The Clinical Health Psychology Practice Series is designed to provide a comprehensive but concise overview of practice in specific areas including: integrated primary care, women's reproductive health, cardiology, oncology, and pain. Each book in the series is designed to provide broad coverage of the topic and is intended specifically for mental and behavioral health providers who are new to that field.

The Failure of Evangelical Mental Health Care

The Failure of Evangelical Mental Health Care

Author: John Weaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2021

In the evangelical community, a variety of alternative mental health treatments - deliverance/exorcism, biblical counseling, reparative therapy and many others - have been proposed for the treatment of mentally ill, female and LGBT evangelicals. This book traces the history of these methods, focusing on the major proponents of each therapeutic system while also examining mainstream evangelical psychology. The author concludes that in the majority of cases mental disorders are blamed on two main issues - demonic possession and sin - and that as a result some communities have become a mental health underclass who are ill-served or oppressed by both alternative and mainstream evangelical therapeutic systems. He argues that the only recourse left for mentally ill, female and LGBT evangelicals is to rally for reform and increased accountability for both professional and alternative evangelical practitioners.

A Practitioner's Guide to Telemental Health

A Practitioner's Guide to Telemental Health

Author: David D. Luxton, Eve-Lynn Nelson, Marlene M. Maheu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2021

As telecommunication technologies and health apps become more ubiquitous and affordable, they expand opportunities for behavioural and mental health professionals to provide quality care. Telemental health now encompasses the full range of services, including assessment, treatment delivery, psychoeducation, supervision, and consultation. Many of the skills needed for competent telepractice are the same as in conventional in-office care. However, physical distance as well as technology itself can create challenges to safe and ethical practice. For instance, when conducting suicide assessment and intervention via videoconferencing, the clinician must be prepared to involve emergency or support services at the patient's location, while providing all the usual treatment documentation and follow-up. Such challenges are manageable when following the best practices outlined in this book.

First Episode Psychosis Services Fidelity Scale (FEPS-FS 1.0) and Manual

First Episode Psychosis Services Fidelity Scale (FEPS-FS 1.0) and Manual

Author: Donald Addington Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2021

The First Episode Psychosis Services Fidelity Scale (FEPS-FS 1.0) is a highly reliable scale that assesses the degree to which mental health teams deliver specialized evidence-based care to people experiencing a first episode psychosis. The scale comprises 35 components each rated on a 1 to 5 scale. It has been used in the United States, Canada and Europe. It can be used for on site fidelity reviews, remote fidelity assessment or self-report. Published papers document its psychometric features and allow comparisons with a representative sample of US programs. It is suitable for research, quality improvement and accreditation.The Manual provides a practical guide for scoring a FEPS program against the criteria set out in the fidelity scale. It is designed to increase the reliability and consistency of ratings across different sites and assessors. It includes a definition and rationale for each component, data sources, decision rules and a structured interview guide. There are also modules to support training the key informant and data abstractor. Templates support structured feedback to programs for quality improvement. The scale can be adjusted to rate care for different diagnostic groups including the schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder and those with an attenuated psychosis syndrome.

The Ethics of Labeling in Mental Health

The Ethics of Labeling in Mental Health

Author: Kristie Madsen, Peter Leech Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2021

The myths of mental illness are numerous and negatively affect the lives of patients on a regular basis. For this reason they demand exposure and rectification, and this book proposes the means to accomplish both. The focus of this book is the institution of professional mental health as it operates in America today, specifically addressing how the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSMMD), the primary resource used in the mental health profession, has influenced much larger social issues. Chapters are organized around the discussion of prominent myths of the mental health system. Case studies of mental health patients are presented to illustrate the serious misfortunes that befall individuals who have been mislabeled and mistreated. As the examples reveal, in many instances the patients' lives have been plagued by the designation of mental disorders that perhaps never existed. The book challenges the mental health system to evolve beyond the DSMDD focus on pathology and develop a more humane method of addressing the functional needs of patients. International perspectives are presented, and specific steps are outlined for providing mental health services that adequately serve individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

Thinking Fragments

Thinking Fragments

Author: Jane Flax Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.

Thinking Fragments

Thinking Fragments

Author: Jane Flax Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.

Person-Centered Care for Mental Illness

Person-Centered Care for Mental Illness

Author: Patrick W. Corrigan Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2021

Many people with serious mental illnesses opt to not seek mental health services, or drop out of interventions early. As a result, their condition may become more disabling. In the past, mental health professionals considered this behaviour to be a failure to comply with or adhere to treatment. Such adherence plans are, however, at odds with emerging empirical research and modern philosophies of recovery and personal empowerment. Using the latest outcomes research, authors in this volume show that having control over one's life goals and treatment plan is essential to clients' recovery. They also demonstrate how person-centered care can take place across various contexts, including mandated treatment, psychotherapy, medication management, supported employment, family education, complementary medicine, and peer support. Readers will familiarize themselves with practices that enhance self-determination among people with serious mental illness. These include collaborative goal setting, motivational interviewing, and creating psychiatric advance directives. Also reviewed here are cognitive behavioural and rehabilitative interventions that help people with information processing difficulties to better understand their health options. In the new person-centered care environment, recently codified in the Affordable Care Act, people are seen as consumers of mental health services rather than patients who must comply with doctor's orders. The ideas presented in this volume are the future of care for the seriously mentally ill.

Adding Insult to Injury

Adding Insult to Injury

Author: Laura Huey Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Despite widespread recognition that the majority of homeless women suffer from severe mental and emotional trauma, our healthcare system has essentially left them untreated-other than to mask their symptoms with psychiatric drugs. Why? And what can be done about it? Addressing this issue, Laura Huey and Rose Ricciardelli not only present an integrated analysis of the ways that the system is failing homeless women, but also propose a sensible alternative to the status quo.