Psychoeducation in Mental Health by Joseph WalshPsychoeducation in Mental Health by Joseph Walsh

Psychoeducation in Mental Health

byJoseph Walsh

Paperback | June 15, 2009

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Psychoeducation involves educating participants about a significant challenge in living, helping participants develop social and resource supports to manage the challenge, and to develop coping skills, and ultimately, to deal with the challenge. In Psychoeducation in Mental Health, JosephWalsh offers a clear guide to human services practitioners looking to expand their professional toolkit with psychoeducational methods.In this book, Walsh incorporates the theories and fundamental "curative" factors of all psychoeducational interventions, as well as tips for professionals to effectively educate clients and those they rely on for support. He contends that psychoeducation is about "lifestyle regularity and healthyhabits, early detection of warning signs, and treatment adherence." Here, Walsh focuses on alleviating the suffering of those with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems; people with physical health disadvantages; and people experiencing bereavement.Through his decades of experience in direct services in the field of mental health, the author is able to outline practical theories of psychoeducation for professionals in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and case management to help practitioners make a lasting difference in the lives ofclients and their families.
Joseph Walsh, (PhD, LCSW, Ohio State University) is professor of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been a direct services practitioner in the field of mental health since 1974, first in a psychiatric hospital and later in community mental health center settings. He continues to provide direct services to clients a...
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Title:Psychoeducation in Mental HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190616253

ISBN - 13:9780190616250

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"Joseph Walsh's Psychoeducation in Mental Health is a comprehensive, well-documented, and clearly written, but more significantly, [an] instructive book. . . . The blend of theory, real-life examples, research, specific guidelines, action steps and model approaches contribute greatly to thebook's usefulness." --Raymond Fox, Fordham University