Mental Health Social Work Practice in Canada

Paperback | March 3, 2014

byCheryl Regehr, Graham Glancy

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The only Canadian textbook to offer a comprehensive overview of the legal and policy framework for mental health practice in social work, this text combines analysis of case studies with careful examination of evidence-based practices. Accessible, rigorous, and grounded in research, theauthors outline the social work practices that will best assist individuals and families struggling with mental health challenges.

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The only Canadian textbook to offer a comprehensive overview of the legal and policy framework for mental health practice in social work, this text combines analysis of case studies with careful examination of evidence-based practices. Accessible, rigorous, and grounded in research, theauthors outline the social work practices that wil...

Cheryl Regehr is the vice-president and provost of the University of Toronto. She is a professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Previously she was dean of Social Work and director of the Centre for Applied...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:March 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199001197

ISBN - 13:9780199001194

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Preface1. The Context of Mental Health Social Work Practice in CanadaLearning ObjectivesThe Role of Social Work in Mental HealthSocial Work and the Interprofessional TeamAn Ethical Framework for Social Work in Mental HealthA Recovery Model for Mental Health and Social Work ValuesPsychiatric Medications and Social Work PracticeEvidence-Based Social Work: An Ethical Responsibility?Multiple Levels of Influence: A Social Work Perspective in Mental Health PracticeSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites2. A Policy Framework for Mental Health Practice in CanadaLearning ObjectivesBackgroundHealth Policy in CanadaMental Health Policy in Canada: History and ReformSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites3. Mental Health Law in CanadaLearning ObjectivesCase ExampleMental Health LawConsent to Psychiatric TreatmentElements of Consent to TreatmentAdvanced DirectivesSubstitute Decision-MakersCommunity Treatment OrdersProtection of Financial SecurityThe Duty to Warn and ProtectMental Health RecordsPossible Social Work Interventions in the Case ExampleSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites4. Social Work Assessment in Mental HealthLearning ObjectivesAssessment within a Cultural ContextAssessment and GenderSocial Work AssessmentMental Status ExaminationsThe Diagnostic and Statistical ManualSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites5. Suicide and Self-HarmLearning ObjectivesCase Example 1Case Example 2Case Example 3Case Example 4SuicideIncidence and PrevalenceFactors Contributing to SuicideSelf-Harm BehaviourAssessment of Suicide RiskEthical and Legal Duties in Working with Suicidal ClientsThe Impact of Suicide on Family and FriendsInterventionsCrisis Intervention with Acute Suicide RiskPossible Social Work Interventions in the Case ExamplesSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites6. Trauma and Traumatic GriefLearning ObjectivesCase Example 1Case Example 2The Nature and Prevalence of Trauma ReactionsTypes of Trauma ResponseIntersections between Grief and TraumaInterventionsPossible Social Work Interventions in the Case ExamplesSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites7. Schizophrenia and Related Psychotic IllnessesLearning ObjectivesCase ExampleThe Nature of SchizophreniaPrevalence and Incidence of SchizophreniaFactors Contributing to the Development of SchizophreniaCourse of IllnessSymptoms and ChallengesOther Related Psychotic DisordersThe Recovery Model and SchizophreniaPsychosocial Interventions That Promote RecoveryPharmacological Interventions as Part of RecoveryPossible Social Work Interventions in the Case ExampleSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites8. Depression and ManiaLearning ObjectivesCase Example 1Case Example 2Case Example 3The Nature of Depression and ManiaIncidence and PrevalenceFactors Contributing to Disturbances in MoodCourse and Symptoms of Depression and ManiaThe Recovery Model and Mood DisturbancesPsychosocial Interventions That Promote RecoveryPharmacological and Medical Interventions as Part of Recovery in DepressionPsychopharmacological Treatment of Mania and Bipolar DisorderPossible Social Work Interventions in the Case ExamplesSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites9. AnxietyLearning ObjectivesCase Example 1Case Example 2The Nature of AnxietyIncidence and PrevalenceCauses of AnxietySymptoms and Types of Anxiety DisordersThe Recovery Model and AnxietyPsychosocial Interventions That Promote Recovery from AnxietyPharmacological Interventions That Promote Recovery from AnxietyPossible Social Work Interventions in the Case ExamplesSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites10. Neurocognitive DisordersLearning ObjectivesCase Example 1Case Example 2The Nature of Neurocognitive DisordersPrevalence and IncidenceFactors Contributing to DeliriumFactors Contributing to Traumatic Brain InjuryFactors Contributing to Progressive Neurocognitive DisordersThe Course of Progressive Neurocognitive DisordersSpecial Issues for Family Members Caring for Relatives with Neurocognitive DisordersAbuse of Older People with Neurocognitive DisordersRecovery-Oriented Approaches to the Treatment of DeliriumRecovery-Oriented Approaches to Traumatic Brain InjuryRecovery-Oriented Interventions for Progressive Neurocognitive DisordersPossible Social Work Interventions in the Case ExamplesSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites11. Substance-Related DisordersLearning ObjectivesCase Example 1Case Example 2Case Example 3The Nature of Substance-Related DisordersIncidence and PrevalenceFactors Contributing to Substance Use DisordersThe Association between Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental Health ProblemsDrugs of AbuseScreening for Substance UseCanada's Anti-Drug StrategyHarm-Reduction Interventions to Assist with RecoveryOther Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial InterventionsPharmacological and Medical Approaches to Support Recovery from Substance Use DisordersPossible Social Work Interventions in the Case ExamplesSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and Websites12. Personality DisturbanceLearning ObjectivesCase Example 1Case Example 2The Nature of Personality DisturbanceIncidence and PrevalenceFactors Contributing to Personality DisturbanceTypes of Personality DisturbanceRecovery-Oriented Psychosocial Approaches to InterventionPharmacological InterventionsPossible Social Work Interventions in the Case ExamplesSummaryDiscussion QuestionsSuggested Readings and WebsitesGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"Although other texts contain similar content, none have been quite as comprehensive in demystifying the DSM." -Patrick Konkin, Vancouver Island University