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Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities (Paperback): Patricia Noonan Walsh, Tamar Heller Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities (Paperback)
Patricia Noonan Walsh, Tamar Heller
R1,547 R1,188 Discovery Miles 11 880 Save R359 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This interdisciplinary text takes a contextual approach to the developing health needs of women with intellectual disabilities. It considers the social, economic and political contexts of health promotion, covering features such as motherhood, sexuality, abuse and mental health. Its concise but comprehensive evidence base makes it a reliable source for a wide readership.

Psychological Groupwork with Acute Psychiatric Inpatients (Paperback): Jonathan Radcliffe, Katja Hajek, Jerome Carson Psychological Groupwork with Acute Psychiatric Inpatients (Paperback)
Jonathan Radcliffe, Katja Hajek, Jerome Carson
R1,061 Discovery Miles 10 610 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book will be the first to focus exclusively on inpatient therapeutic groupwork in acute psychiatry, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All authors are active groupwork practitioners, who provide vivid case material providing unique insights into the group process. Writers make the argument for the importance of therapeutic groupwork in acute inpatient settings. They describes survey data that show an absence of therapeutic activity on wards and the need for a 'culture of participation'. They describes some national schemes designed to improve the situation, such as the Star Wards initiative. Two authors look the state of research on therapeutic groupwork in inpatient settings, and suggest how the evidence base might be strengthened. The book will be of great value to any mental health professional, whether qualified or in training. Although reflecting experience in British clinical settings, the issues raised have a wider interest for those working to achieve excellent acute inpatient psychiatric settings in other countries.

Mental Health, Race and Culture - Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2009): Suman Fernando Mental Health, Race and Culture - Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2009)
Suman Fernando
R863 Discovery Miles 8 630 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This powerful text offers a unique analysis of the impact of race and culture on contemporary issues in mental health. Drawing on extensive international experience, Fernando, considered one of the foremost commentators in the field, challenges the traditional ideas that inform practice in clinical psychology and psychiatry in order to promote new and alternative ways of thinking. Covering both theoretical perspectives and practical implications, this insightful text discusses perceptions of ethnicity and identity, compares practices around the world and looks at racism in mental health services. Topics new to the third edition include:

  • Trauma and psychosocial support
  • The new discourses in mental health of recovery, spirituality and well-being
  • The mental health of refugees
  • Specific developments in low-income countries, including Asia and Africa
This fully revised, expanded and updated edition of a seminal text offers students and practitioners alike a comprehensive and reliable study of both western and non-western psychiatry and mental health practices.
New Studies in European History - Madness, Religion and the State in Early Modern Europe: A Bavarian Beacon (Paperback): David... New Studies in European History - Madness, Religion and the State in Early Modern Europe: A Bavarian Beacon (Paperback)
David L. Ederer
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From the ideological crucible of the Reformation emerged an embittered contest for the human soul. In the care of souls, the clergy zealously dispensed spiritual physic; for countless early modern Europeans, the first echelon of mental health care. During its heyday, spiritual physic touched the lives of thousands, from penitents and pilgrims to demoniacs and mad people. Ironically, the phenomenon remains largely unexplored. Why? Through case histories from among the records of over 1,000 troubled and desperate individuals, this regional study of Bavaria investigates spiritual physic as a popular ritual practice during a tumultuous era of religious strife, material crises, moral repression and witch hunting. By the mid-seventeenth century, secular forces ushered in a psychological revolution across Europe. However, spiritual physic ensconced itself by proxy upon emergent bourgeois psychiatry. Today, its remnants raise haunting questions about science and the pursuit of objective knowledge in the ephemeral realm of human consciousness.

Ameliorating Mental Disability - Questioning Retardation (Paperback): Alfred A. Baumeister Ameliorating Mental Disability - Questioning Retardation (Paperback)
Alfred A. Baumeister
R1,175 Discovery Miles 11 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book grows out of the optimistic view that mental retardation can be treated. It views mental retardation primarily as a behavioral problem. A child is diagnosed as retarded primarily because he behaves in certain maladaptive ways, not simply because he may have a chromosomal anomaly. The contributors view any intervention intended to produce adaptive changes in the behavior of the retarded as "treatment." The authors come from the fields of medicine, special education, and speech and hearing, as well as from psychology.

The book is intended to help students and workers in the field apply research findings and theoretical formulations in their appraisal and treatment of mental retardation. The primary emphasis of the book is empirical. While many of the author's suggestions have not been subjected to rigorous experimental scrutiny, almost all have been derived from close examination of the research literature.

A wide diversity of topics are included in this volume. Criteria employed were the relevance of the topic to the understanding and modifi cation of defective behavior; and the subject's popularity or neglect in other sources. Ameliorating Mental Disability will be of interest to medical officers in institutions for the mentally challenged, lecturers giving courses for teachers of the educationally subnormal, and to psychologists, social workers, and teachers.

Psychological Groupwork with Acute Psychiatric Inpatients (Hardcover, New): Jonathan Radcliffe, Katja Hajek, Jerome Carson Psychological Groupwork with Acute Psychiatric Inpatients (Hardcover, New)
Jonathan Radcliffe, Katja Hajek, Jerome Carson
R1,727 Discovery Miles 17 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book will be the first to focus exclusively on inpatient therapeutic groupwork in acute psychiatry, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All authors are active groupwork practitioners, who provide vivid case material providing unique insights into the group process. Writers make the argument for the importance of therapeutic groupwork in acute inpatient settings. They describes survey data that show an absence of therapeutic activity on wards and the need for a 'culture of participation'. They describes some national schemes designed to improve the situation, such as the Star Wards initiative. Two authors look the state of research on therapeutic groupwork in inpatient settings, and suggest how the evidence base might be strengthened. The book will be of great value to any mental health professional, whether qualified or in training. Although reflecting experience in British clinical settings, the issues raised have a wider interest for those working to achieve excellent acute inpatient psychiatric settings in other countries.

Groupwork in Mental Health (Paperback, New): Oded Manor Groupwork in Mental Health (Paperback, New)
Oded Manor
R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is the second title in the Groupwork Monographs Series, themed anthologies of papers published over the years in Groupwork each dedicated to one area of groupwork practice. Titles will include Groupwork and Women, Social Action Groupwork, and Groupwork Relations.Books in the series are designed to be useful to students, practitioners, teachers and trainers, and researchers alike. All are invited to sample a pool of knowledge that has accumulated within the pages of Groupwork over almost two decades.

Dementia, Design and Technology - Time to Get Involved (Hardcover): P. Topo, B. Ostlund Dementia, Design and Technology - Time to Get Involved (Hardcover)
P. Topo, B. Ostlund
R2,996 Discovery Miles 29 960 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This anthology answers an increasing need to understand design that supports the daily life of people with dementia. This need parallels an increasing interest in design for life environments and technology among architects, designers, engineers, social scientists and those responsible for housing, social and healthcare planning. As the number of people afflicted by this syndrome increases, the importance of well-designed technological applications to improve their well-being and those of their relatives and carers also grows. The aim of this book is to support the emerging research and development around this topic, which has stressed innovation, participation in the design process, as well as technical competence and the physical environment. However, the main focus is learning to understand the person affected by dementia as well as his or her subjective needs and desires.

The Primary Care Toolkit - Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Larry James,... The Primary Care Toolkit - Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Larry James, William O'Donohue
R1,773 Discovery Miles 17 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Integrated care is receiving a lot of attention from clinicians, administrators, policy makers, and researchers. Given the current healthcare crises in the United States, where costs, quality, and access to care are of particular concern, many are looking for new and better ways of delivering behavioral health services. Integrating behavioral health into primary care medical settings has been shown to: 1) produce healthier patients; 2) produce medical savings; 3) produce higher patient satisfaction; 4) leverage the primary care physician s time so that they can be more productive; and 5) increase physician satisfaction. For these reasons this is an emerging paradigm with a lot of interest and momentum. For example, the President s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health has recently endorsed redesigning the mental health system so that much of this is integrated into primary care medicine.

Yet there are few resources to assist all those that are interested in moving toward integrated care. This has been a major impediment to more widespread adoption of integrated care. The two co-editors of this proposed volume have produced some of the key books in this area: Dr. James (along with co-editor Ray Folen) has recently produced The Primary Care Consultant which is a good resource that helps define the unfortunately usually misunderstood and neglected consultation liaison function of the integrated care behavioral provider. Dr. O Donohue has co-written a book A Primer of Integrative Behavioral Care (Prometheus Press, in press) that is designed to serve as a general introduction to integrated case; as well as co-edited some more specific titles on medical cost offset, integrated care and substance abuse, and Behavioral Integrative Care (2005, Brunner Routledge). Please see our enclosed vitas for more information.

What these books fail to do is to provide very concrete practice guidelines and other associated practical tools for the practicing integrative care behavioral health professional. This book is designed to fill this important gap. All chapters will be designed to provide useful materials to understand this quite different mode of practice. None of the chapters will be academically oriented, although all information will be evidenced based. As such it will reach a wide audience and have no direct competitors. We believe because of the editors profile in this area, the excellent reputations of the chapter authors, and the practicality of this book it will sell very well."

Community Life for the Mentally Ill - An Alternative to Institutional Care (Paperback): George W. Fairweather, David H.... Community Life for the Mentally Ill - An Alternative to Institutional Care (Paperback)
George W. Fairweather, David H. Sanders, David L. Cressler, Hugo Maynard
R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Community Life for the Mentally Ill presents a social innovative experiment aimed at providing new and more participating social positions in American society for mental patients. It presents the events that occurred when a courageous group of former chronic mental patients abruptly left a hospital and established their own autonomous sub-society in a large, metropolitan area.

In order to complete this experiment, the patients created a small society in the community where discharged patients could live and work. Others evaluated the effects of the newly created society upon the behavior and perceptions of its members, which is also presented here. Both the descriptive and comparative aspects of this study are presented as they occurred in real life. The book is concerned with the medical, economic, sociological, and psychological facets of these former patients' daily lives. The effects of this small society upon the neighborhood and city in which it was located, as well as its effects upon professional persons, are richly explored.

Clearly defining a radical departure from standard methods for treating the mentally ill, the authors conclude that such an autonomous society can thrive in the appropriate setting; the ex-patient's chances of employment are increased and the chance of recidivism are reduced; the member's self-esteem is enhanced; treatment costs are greatly reduced; the community adjustment of all members is increased, especially among those who have been hospitalized for a long period. With new guidelines for identifying danger zones in urban settings, this becomes a critical work.

George W. Fairweather was professor of psychology at Michigan State University and is author of Methods for Experimental Social Innovation and Social Psychology in Treating Mental Illness. David H. Sanders was professor of psychology and psychiatry at Michigan State University. He has also been a research associate at Stanford University. David L. Cressler and Hugo Maynard were professors of psychology at Portland State University. They have also been research associates at Stanford University.

Improving Children's Mental Health Through Parent Empowerment - A guide to assisting families (Paperback): Peter Steen... Improving Children's Mental Health Through Parent Empowerment - A guide to assisting families (Paperback)
Peter Steen Jensen, Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Whether you call yourself a parent advisor, advocate, coordinator, support specialist, liaison, mentor, coach, or another term, this guide provides the essential information you need as a parent helping parents. The book is divided into four parts for easy reference:
Part One: Addresses important skills you will want to hone, such as listening, collaboration, priority setting, and group management.
Part Two describes the mental health system and gives guidance for helping parents obtain appropriate treatment for their child.
Part Three covers working with the school system and the different special education options families should consider.
Part Four explains education laws and how they should be used to ensure children receive all the appropriate services they need.
Specifically designed to assist you in your work with families, this guide includes the following helpful features: -A useful self-assessment to zero in on the key areas where you will want to focus your efforts -Concrete strategies that work-- all based on the wisdom and experience of parent mentors just like you from across the country -Practical, easy-to-read instruction co-written by experts 'in the trenches' and leading university researchers -Tips for parents and important points highlighted throughout the book for quick reference -Self study questions at the end of each chapter to help reinforce what you've learned -A handy appendix with a wealth of current resources for more information on advocacy, training programs, and children's mental health
Helping parents 'take charge' of their children's mental health care is a rewarding job. It is also a challenging one. In your workempowering parents, this guide will become an invaluable resource of the knowledge you require to succeed.

Crisis in the Community (Paperback, New): David Burke Crisis in the Community (Paperback, New)
David Burke
R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Description

African Caribbeans are 44% more likely to be sectioned, 29% more likely to be forcibly restrained, 50% more likely to be placed in seclusion, and make up 30% of in-patients on medium secure psychiatric wards. This is the stark reality of the African Caribbean experience of mental health in the UK, one which is comparable to the mental health system in South Africa during apartheid, according to Lee Jasper, Chair of the African Caribbean Mental Health Commission. Combining anecdotal evidence from African Caribbean service users and the opinions of African Caribbean mental health professionals, Crisis in the Community explores the reasons behind the disproportionate rates of mental health among a community that comprises only 1% of the country's population. It recounts in full the tragic death of David Bennett at the Norvic Clinic in 1998 and the subsequent independent inquiry which identified institutional racism within mental health services. And it looks at what is being done - and what still needs to be done - to break the culture of fear and mistrust among African Caribbeans towards the mental health system.

About the Author

David Burke is from Mullingar in Ireland and has been living in the UK since 1990. As a journalist he contributes regularly to Rock'n'Reel and Mental Health Today magazines, and works as a Subtitler with Red Bee Media. Married to Shirley, he has a son, Dylan, and stepdaughter, Francesca.

Asylums - Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates (Hardcover, New Ed): Erving Goffman Asylums - Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates (Hardcover, New Ed)
Erving Goffman
R2,305 Discovery Miles 23 050 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A total institution is defined by Goffman as a place of residence and work where a large number of like-situated, individuals, cut off from the wider society for an appreciable period of time, together lead an enclosed, formally administered round of life. Prisons serve as a clear example, providing we appreciate that what is prison-like about prisons is found in institutions whose members have broken no laws. This volume deals with total institutions in general and, mental hospitals, in particular. The main focus is, on the world of the inmate, not the world of the staff. A chief concern is to develop a sociological version of the structure of the self.

Each of the essays in this book were intended to focus on the same issue--the inmate's situation in an institutional context. Each chapter approaches the central issue from a different vantage point, each introduction drawing upon a different source in sociology and having little direct relation to the other chapters.

This method of presenting material may be irksome, but it allows the reader to pursue the main theme of each paper analytically and comparatively past the point that would be allowable in chapters of an integrated book. If sociological concepts are to be treated with affection, each must be traced back to where it best applies, followed from there wherever it seems to lead, and pressed to disclose the rest of its family.

Studies in Social and Community Psychiatry - Homelessness and Mental Health (Paperback): Dinesh Bhugra Studies in Social and Community Psychiatry - Homelessness and Mental Health (Paperback)
Dinesh Bhugra
R1,728 R1,280 Discovery Miles 12 800 Save R448 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

As homelessness becomes an increasingly visible problem, the health care of homeless people is beginning to appear on the agenda of politicians, health care workers, and policy makers. In contrast with the popular stereotype of elderly alcoholic males or bag ladies which the word homeless tends to trigger, homelessness affects families as well as young single people. The health needs of these various groups are not homogeneous. This book brings together the experience of mental health care teams around the world in addressing the problems of mental illness in the homeless. The difficulties in assessment and service delivery are discussed at length with an emphasis on application of existing knowledge in health care. In addressing social policy implications as well as clinical management, models, and definitions of homelessness in different cultures, this volume will offer a practical support for all those working with the homeless on a day-to-day basis.

Empathy in Mental Illness (Hardcover): Tom F. D. Farrow, Peter W. R. Woodruff Empathy in Mental Illness (Hardcover)
Tom F. D. Farrow, Peter W. R. Woodruff
R3,010 R2,216 Discovery Miles 22 160 Save R794 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The lack of ability to emphathise is central to many psychiatric conditions. Empathy is affected by neurodevelopment, brain pathology and psychiatric illness. Empathy is both a state and a trait characteristic. Empathy is measurable by neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging techniques. This book specifically focuses on the role of empathy in mental illness. It starts with the clinical psychiatric perspective and covers empathy in the context of mental illness, adult health, developmental course, and explanatory models. Psychiatrists, psychotherapists and mental heath professionals will find this a very useful encapsulation of what is currently known about the role of empathy as it relates to mental illness.

The Facts of Life...and More - Sexuality and Intellectual Disability (Paperback): Leslie Walker-Hirsch The Facts of Life...and More - Sexuality and Intellectual Disability (Paperback)
Leslie Walker-Hirsch
R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Making good decisions about sexuality is a critical part of adulthood, but sometimes people with intellectual disabilities dont get the support or education they need to navigate this complex issue. Professionals will change that with this highly readable book, which gives social workers, teachers and direct support professionals the comprehensive information they need to educate people with disabilities about sexuality and help them make the best possible choices across the lifespan. Blending in-depth coverage of legal and clinical issues with sensitive discussion of the emotional side of sexuality, expert contributors from diverse fields help readers deliver meaningful sexuality education; help parents provide appropriate information and support; assist people in managing risks associated with sex; use behavior interventions to encourage appropriate sexual expression; address issues related to medical care and intervention.Going beyond the facts of life this book gives professionals candid interviews that show how real-life couples with disabilities handle the joys and challenges of their relationships. Readers will also get examples of effective sexuality education techniques and case studies that illustrate key points.

Mental Health in America - A Reference Handbook (Hardcover, New): Donna R. Kemp Mental Health in America - A Reference Handbook (Hardcover, New)
Donna R. Kemp
R1,307 Discovery Miles 13 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This extensive overview charts the fluctuating course of mental health policy in the United States from colonial times to today. * A summary of court cases demonstrates the impact of legislation on mental health policy in the United States * A detailed chronology of key events, reform movements, legislation, such as the National Mental Health Act of 1946, and landmark research findings

Mental Health Service in the People's Republic of China - Current Status & Future Developments (Hardcover): Kam-Shing Yip Mental Health Service in the People's Republic of China - Current Status & Future Developments (Hardcover)
Kam-Shing Yip
R2,663 R2,020 Discovery Miles 20 200 Save R643 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Being the world's most populated country, the People's Republic of China shoulders the largest number of persons with mental illness in the world. According to related documents, there are around 16 millions of persons with mental illness that necessitate prolonged treatment and rehabilitation, 30 million children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, 6 millions with persons with epilepsy and numerous elderly persons with mental problems. Facing these insurmountable needs of mental health services, despite the drastic economic development in these decades, there are various challenges for policy makers and caring professionals in providing adequate and qualitative services for persons with mental problems in China. To name a few, these challenges include insufficient mental health facilities; a great diversity in social, cultural and political contexts among different regions in China; poor mental health literacy, and highly inadequate financial support to mental health services. All these challenges occurs both in fast growing urban cities where mental problems increase drastically within a highly competitive and stressful city life as well as in deprived rural areas where mental illnesses are neglected and ignored because of unsolvable poverty problems. This book tackles these problems head on.

Reconceiving Schizophrenia (Paperback): Man Cheung Chung, Bill Fulford, George Graham Reconceiving Schizophrenia (Paperback)
Man Cheung Chung, Bill Fulford, George Graham
R1,728 Discovery Miles 17 280 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Schizophrenia arguably is the most troubling, puzzling, and complex mental illness. No single discipline is equipped to understand it. Though schizophrenia has been investigated predominately from psychological, psychiatric and neurobiological perspectives, few attempts have been made to apply the tool kit of philosophy to schizophrenia, the mix of global analysis, conceptual insight, and argumentative clarity that is indicative of a philosophical perspective. This book is a major effort at redressing that imbalance. Recent developments in the area of philosophy known as the philosophy of psychiatry have made it clear that it is time for philosophy to contribute to our understanding of schizophrenia. The range of contributions is many and varied. Some contributors are professional philosophers; some not. Some contributions focus on matters of method and history. Others argue for dramatic reforms in our understanding of schizophrenia or its symptoms. The authors in this book are committed to the idea that philosophy can indeed help to understand schizophrenia in a way which is different from but complements traditional medical-clinical approaches. The book should appeal to every reader who wants to better understand a major mental illness, including its distinctive character, conscious content, and sources of puzzlement. Readers will find the essays gathered here afford stimulating insights into the human mind and its conditions of vulnerability.

Responding To Individuals With Mental Illnesses (Paperback, New): Michael T. Compton, Raymond J. Kotwicki Responding To Individuals With Mental Illnesses (Paperback, New)
Michael T. Compton, Raymond J. Kotwicki
R2,215 Discovery Miles 22 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Responding To Individuals With Mental Illnesses Is Designed As A Guide For Recognizing Mental Illnesses And Responding To People Affected By These Disorders, Especially During Times Of Crises. The Text Describe The Signs And Symptoms Of A Variety Of Psychiatric Illnesses, Substance Use Disorders, And Developmental Disabilities, Especially Those That May Be Most Frequently Encountered By First Responders And Public Safety Officials, As Well As Professionals In The Criminal Justice System. Many Of The Chapters Deal With Specific Categories Of Mental Illnesses And Provide Basic Skills To Enhance Interactions With People With These Disorders Who May Be Facing Stressful Situations. This Is Not A Comprehensive Textbook About Psychiatric Disorders, But Rather A Practical Guide That Aims To Enhance Knowledge And Skills For Non-Mental Health Professionals Who Interact With Individuals With Such Illnesses.

Mental Health Provider's Guide to Managed Care - Industry Insiders Reveal How to Successfully Participate and Profit in... Mental Health Provider's Guide to Managed Care - Industry Insiders Reveal How to Successfully Participate and Profit in Today's System (Hardcover)
Andrew Kolbasovsky, Leonard Reich
R445 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R58 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Forced to perform a delicate balancing act of offering the best possible care for their clients while carefully adhering to various managed care policies and procedures, providers in particular often wince at the prospect of having to deal with managed care companies, or MCOs. Fearing burdensome paperwork, low reimbursement rates, and denials of care, it's not surprising that a number of mental health professionals choose to limit their involvement with managed care companies-or eliminate it altogether. "My clients are all on different health plans; how can I keep the policies straight?" "Getting services approved is so time-consuming that I'm better off accepting only self-paying clients, aren't I?" "Do the benefits of working with MCOs really outweigh the drawbacks?"

The answer, according to two industry insiders, is yes. If you know how to work with the system, the system can work for you. Mental Health Provider's Guide to Managed Care is the first handbook of its kind to offer clinicians a window into the inner-workings of MCOs. Authors Reich and Kolbasovsky candidly draw on their combined 37 years experience in the field to walk readers through all the major elements of how to successfully work within the system: marketing yourself and your practice to an MCO, getting onto a MCO's network, maintaining a good relationship and communicating with MCOs for quick service approval, reducing your liability, understanding your rights and responsibilities, getting paid, and more. Every issue big and small is covered, from capitation versus fee-for-service payment arrangements to evaluating which MCOs are a good fit to join, and everything in between. After explaining how to work with the system, the authors reveal how to put the system to work for you. Tips for building your practice through referrals, generating business through doctor collaboration, and understanding future practice opportunities are all covered.By demystifying the complexities of managed care and offering a unique, inside view of the process, this book mitigates the negative connotations associated with MCOs and exposes the hidden benefits of a seemingly burdensome process. Exceedingly reader-friendly and packed with insightful tips and vignettes, Mental Health Provider's Guide to Managed Care is one clinician's guide you won't want to be without."

Designing a Better Day - Guidelines for Adult and Dementia Day Services Centers (Paperback): Keith Diaz Moore, Lyn Dally Geboy,... Designing a Better Day - Guidelines for Adult and Dementia Day Services Centers (Paperback)
Keith Diaz Moore, Lyn Dally Geboy, Gerald D Weisman
R775 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R113 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As the U.S. population ages, adult day services have become an integral component in the continuum of care for elderly people. Providing a variety of social and medical services for cognitively or physically impaired elderly people who otherwise might reside in institutions, these facilities can be found in a variety of building types, from purpose-built facilities to the proverbial church basement. They also vary widely in their philosophies, case mix, funding mechanisms, and services.

In this interdisciplinary study, Keith Diaz Moore, Lyn Dally Geboy, and Gerald D. Weisman offer guidance for planning and designing good-quality adult day services centers. They encourage architects, caregivers, and staff members to think beyond the building, organizational mission, and staffing structure to conceive of the place that emerges as an interrelated system of people, programming, and physical setting.

Through case studies, thoughtful explanations, and well-crafted illustrations, Designing a Better Day provides caregivers, architects, and administrators tools with which they can make qualitative changes for participants and their families. Organized into three parts -- creating awareness, increasing understanding, and taking action -- this book will be a key resource for professionals involved in creating and maintaining effective adult day services centers.

Behavior Modification in Mental Retardation - The Education and Rehabilitation of the Mentally Retarded Adolescent and Adult... Behavior Modification in Mental Retardation - The Education and Rehabilitation of the Mentally Retarded Adolescent and Adult (Paperback)
William I. Gardner
R1,062 Discovery Miles 10 620 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this important book, one of the most exciting and promising developments in clinical psychology-behavior modification is applied to the treatment of the mentally retarded, particularly those whose behavior poses difficult problems for institutions. Professor Gardner presents an easily intelligible yet detailed account of the concepts and practices of behavior modification and the underlying learning systems, with numerous clinical illustrations of applying specific techniques to various educational and rehabilitation problems. A thorough discussion of the inadequacies of the psychological evaluation systems normally used in education and rehabilitation is offered, along with an alternative behavior analysis approach that provides a method of translating evaluation data into treatment practices. In explaining behavior analysis, the author takes into account the limited behavioral repertoire of the retarded and environmental deficits. Individual chapters on respondent, operant, and observational learning, and a detailed discussion of a functional analysis approach to evaluation, are included. Proven behavior modification strategies are presented along with a review of related research and clinical studies. The book closes with a detailed description of a research program for the design and testing of sheltered workshop systems for the retarded and emotionally disturbed. The positive approach inherent in the belief that behavior is modifiable-even in the severely limited retarded-is in marked contrast to the pessimism of other systems of therapy, education, and training. Also, the author has concentrated throughout on making the book understandable to clinicians and students with no previous knowledge of behavior modification. Besides serving as a valuable handbook for all treatment personnel, the book can also be used as a basic text for various courses dealing with mental retardation. William I. Gardner is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin School of Education; Madison. Professor Gardner has contributed widely to psychology journals and has served on the staff of the President's Panel on Mental Retardation.

Put Away - Institutions for the Mentally Retarded (Paperback): Pauline Morris Put Away - Institutions for the Mentally Retarded (Paperback)
Pauline Morris
R1,065 Discovery Miles 10 650 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This classic book allows its readers for the first time to comprehend the size, organization, staffing and operation of a national system of hospitals and residential services for the subnormal. It also allows for the first time, reliable estimates to be given of the scale and severity of certain problems. The basis has been laid for an evaluation of the effectiveness of hospitals for the subnormal. All this has been made possible by a generous grant from the National Society for Mentally Handicapped Children to the Department of Sociology in the University of Essex upon the foundation of the University. Of course, a great deal of further research remains to be done but a preliminary network of information is now available to all those deeply concerned about the handicapped.

This is a study of the range and quality of institutional provisions made in England and Wales for that group of handicapped individuals who are known as mentally deficient. Dr. Morris reports on an investigation, which covered nearly half the hospitals for the sub-normal in the country: many of its findings can only shock and dismay.

The investigation was concerned to discover what facilities-physical, occupational and educational-there was for patients, and to learn more about their social environment. It was also concerned to determine the extent to which both staff and patients are affected by their social environment, and by administrative action, and to learn something of the relationship between the hospital as an institution and the outside community, as well as between the patients and the outside world. In addition, it examined the extent to which the provisions and facilities available met the needs of the patients in relation to their physical and mental handicaps.

Unmet Need in Psychiatry - Problems, Resources, Responses (Paperback, New ed): Gavin Andrews, Scott Henderson Unmet Need in Psychiatry - Problems, Resources, Responses (Paperback, New ed)
Gavin Andrews, Scott Henderson
R2,181 R1,609 Discovery Miles 16 090 Save R572 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book considers ways to resolve the imbalance between the demand and supply of mental health services. Treatment services in most countries reach only a minority of people identified as suffering from a mental disorder. Few countries can provide adequate health services for all the mentally ill, yet none has developed a rational system to decide who should be treated. The questions are clear. Could we develop a staged treatment process to reach all in need? If not, how do we decide who to treat? What should the criteria be for deployment of scarce treatment resources? How do we determine such criteria? What are the ethical implications of applying such criteria? In this pioneering work, an international team of eminent psychiatrists, epidemiologists, health administrators, economists and health planners examine these questions. The result will inform and encourage all concerned with the equitable provision of mental health care.

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