Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Serious Mental Disorders: A Bioecological Approach for Social…

Hardcover | October 28, 2014

byEdward H. Taylor

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Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Serious Mental Disorders uniquely provides information that is useful across mental health, psychopathology, practice, and human behavior and development classes, particularly for psychopathology and advanced mental health practice courses. DSM-IV-TRdiagnostic criteria is provided for each mental disorder discussed in the textbook. This book represents a new wave of social work education, focusing on mental disorders as an interaction among neurobiology, genetics, and ecological social systems. Edward Taylor argues that most all mental disorders have a foundation within the person's brain that differentially interacts with thesocial environment. Therefore, how the brain is involved in mental disorders is covered far more comprehensively than found in most social work textbooks. However, the purpose is not to turn social workers into neuroscientists, but to prepare them for educating, supporting, and where appropriateproviding treatment for, clients and families facing mental illness.Entire chapters are dedicated to explaining bioecological and other related theories, family support and intervention, and assessment methods. To help students conceptualize methods, the book includes specific steps for assessing needs, joining, and including families in mental health treatmentdecisions. Methods for helping families become part of the treatment team and for providing in-home interventions are highlighted. Throughout the book, professors and students can find helpful outlines and illustrations for how to understand, assess, and treat mental disorders.

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Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Serious Mental Disorders uniquely provides information that is useful across mental health, psychopathology, practice, and human behavior and development classes, particularly for psychopathology and advanced mental health practice courses. DSM-IV-TRdiagnostic criteria is provided for each mental dis...

Edward H. Taylor, Ph.D. is a mental health clinician, researcher and Director of the School of Social Work, at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:October 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019532479X

ISBN - 13:9780195324792

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Table of Contents

1. Theoretical Foundations For Treating Bioecological Mental Disorders Illnesses2. The Family As Treatment Partners: Moving Beyond Education and Coping3. The Comprehensive Continuous Assessment4. Schizophrenia5. Major Depressive and Dysthymic Disorders: Introduction and Comparison Between DSM-IV-TR and DSM-V6. Bipolar Disorders7. Anxiety Disorders8. Personality Disorders9. Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders: An Overview