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Family Therapy and Mental Health - Innovations in Theory and Practice (Hardcover): Malcolm M. Macfarlane Family Therapy and Mental Health - Innovations in Theory and Practice (Hardcover)
Malcolm M. Macfarlane
R4,861 Discovery Miles 48 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Use these interventions and treatments to help people with mental health problems and their families Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice explores the application of family therapy approaches to the treatment of a variety of mental health problems. A variety of treatment modalities are used with patients and their families to address these problems, including family psychoeducational approaches, the McMaster Model, cognitive behavioral family therapy, brief therapy, and systemic and narrative approaches. Each chapter of Family Therapy and Mental Health examines the gender and cultural issues that are relevant to the population and model it describes, and includes a case example. In addition, each chapter describes how the model is integrated with psychiatric services and examines the use of medication in each case. For complete contents, and to see our distinguished roster of contributors, please visit our Web site at http: //www.haworthpress.comThis volume presents a variety of family therapy approaches to conditions that include: schizophrenia bipolar disorder anxiety depression personality disorders suicide addictionsThere are also complete chapters describing family therapy approaches to special issues such as: women and mental health brain injury aging The text of Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice is written with a strong clinical focus and will be helpful and informative for frontline clinicians as well as students in graduate programs. The book's broad range, covering the mental health issues that clinicians typically encounter in the real world, ensures that they will find information they can use today and every day, and wisdom that students can carry with them through their careers.

An Approach to Community Mental Health (Hardcover): Gerald Caplan An Approach to Community Mental Health (Hardcover)
Gerald Caplan
R4,580 Discovery Miles 45 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1961 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Mental Health in the Service of the Community - Volume three of a report of an international and interprofessional  study group... Mental Health in the Service of the Community - Volume three of a report of an international and interprofessional study group convened by the World Federation for Mental Health (Hardcover)
Robert H. Ahrenfeldt, Kenneth Soddy
R4,342 Discovery Miles 43 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1967 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Family Therapy and Mental Health - Innovations in Theory and Practice (Paperback): Malcolm M. Macfarlane Family Therapy and Mental Health - Innovations in Theory and Practice (Paperback)
Malcolm M. Macfarlane
R1,510 Discovery Miles 15 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Use these interventions and treatments to help people with mental health problems and their families Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice explores the application of family therapy approaches to the treatment of a variety of mental health problems. A variety of treatment modalities are used with patients and their families to address these problems, including family psychoeducational approaches, the McMaster Model, cognitive behavioral family therapy, brief therapy, and systemic and narrative approaches. Each chapter of Family Therapy and Mental Health examines the gender and cultural issues that are relevant to the population and model it describes, and includes a case example. In addition, each chapter describes how the model is integrated with psychiatric services and examines the use of medication in each case. For complete contents, and to see our distinguished roster of contributors, please visit our Web site at http: //www.haworthpress.comThis volume presents a variety of family therapy approaches to conditions that include: schizophrenia bipolar disorder anxiety depression personality disorders suicide addictionsThere are also complete chapters describing family therapy approaches to special issues such as: women and mental health brain injury aging The text of Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice is written with a strong clinical focus and will be helpful and informative for frontline clinicians as well as students in graduate programs. The book's broad range, covering the mental health issues that clinicians typically encounter in the real world, ensures that they will find information they can use today and every day, and wisdom that students can carry with them through their careers.

One Foot in Eden - A Sociological Study of the Range of Therapeutic Community Practice (Paperback): Michael Bloor, Neil... One Foot in Eden - A Sociological Study of the Range of Therapeutic Community Practice (Paperback)
Michael Bloor, Neil McKeganey, Dick Fonkert
R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A comparative sociological account of eight different therapeutic communities, One Foot in Eden, originally published in 1988, was the first study in this area to compare observational material from such a large number of settings. The communities chosen represent the wide variety of therapeutic community practice at the time: a residential Rudolf Steiner school for mentally handicapped children; two contrasting residential psychiatric units; a community for the treatment of addiction; a communally organised community for mentally handicapped and disturbed young people; a psychiatric day hospital; and two contrasting halfway houses for disturbed adolescents. All these places are recognised therapeutic communities seeking to mobilise the social life of the community as an instrument of therapy, yet, as this study shows, they follow different (and sometimes antithetical) treatment practices. The book also directs new light on other areas, of particular concern to sociologists, such as the general properties of therapeutic work and the socialisation process as it is experienced by new community residents. It will be of special interest to therapeutic community staff, to sociologists of medicine and occupations, and to others involved in the care of disturbed and handicapped people.

Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry for Clinical Administrators (Paperback): Gail M. Barton, Rohn S. Friedman Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry for Clinical Administrators (Paperback)
Gail M. Barton, Rohn S. Friedman
R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1986, this volume presents the clinical and administrative aspects of emergency psychiatry from the point of view of the clinician administrator involved in organizing and running an emergency service. Part 1 provides an administrative overview of psychiatric emergency care - the development of the field, the concepts, the patient profile, the team, the architecture, fiscal planning, legal constraints as well as training and research issues. Part 2 describes psychiatric emergency care delivery systems in the emergency department, the average hospital wards, the community mental health centers and health maintenance organizations. Part 3 gives examples of the process of administration - in one instance how a psychiatric emergency service developed, in the other how one functions day to day and what themes recur administratively. Part 4 focuses on protocols and models useful to the emergency service administrator: protocols, records, standards of care, politics, liaison with the court, mobile response, collaborative arrangements and disaster preparedness. Part 5 provides an annotated bibliography which reviews and draws attention to the relevant literature for the clinicians and administrators to use in practicing emergency psychiatry.

Integrated Care - Creating Effective Mental and Primary Health Care Teams (Paperback): Anna Ratzliff, Jurgen Unutzer, Wayne... Integrated Care - Creating Effective Mental and Primary Health Care Teams (Paperback)
Anna Ratzliff, Jurgen Unutzer, Wayne Katon, Kari A Stephens
R1,118 Discovery Miles 11 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An integrated, collaborative model for more comprehensive patient care Creating Effective Mental and Primary Health Care Teams provides the practical information, skills, and clinical approaches needed to implement an integrated collaborative care program and support the members of the care team as they learn this new, evidence-based, legislatively mandated care delivery system. Unique in presenting information specifically designed to be used in an integrated, collaborative care workflow, this book provides specific guidance for each member of the team. Care managers, consulting psychiatrists, primary care providers, and administrators alike can finally get on the same page in regard to patient care by referring to the same resource and employing a common framework. Written by recognized experts with broad research, clinical, implementation, and training experience, this book provides a complete solution to the problem of fragmented care. Escalating costs and federal legislation expanding access to healthcare are forcing the industry to transition to a new model of health care delivery. This book provides guidance on navigating the changes as a team to provide the best possible patient care. * Integrate physical and behavioral care * Use evidence-based treatments for both * Exploit leading-edge technology for patient management * Support each member of the collaborative care team Strong evidence has demonstrated the efficacy of a collaborative care approach for delivering mental health care to patients in a primary care setting. The field is rapidly growing, but few resources are available and working models are limited. This book provides a roadmap for transitioning from traditional methods of health care to the new integrated model. Providers ready to move to the next level of care will find Creating Effective Mental and Primary Health Care Teams an invaluable resource.

The Third Population (Hardcover): Aurelien Ducoudray, Jeff Pourquie The Third Population (Hardcover)
Aurelien Ducoudray, Jeff Pourquie; Translated by Kendra Boileau
R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Founded in 1956, the French psychiatric clinic La Chesnaie is an open and welcoming facility that houses about one hundred people of all ages. It provides traditional forms of care for people with serious mental illness, but it does so in a uniquely supportive environment where patients and caregivers participate equally in the day-to-day operations of the clinic. The driving force of La Chesnaie is the "Club," a nonprofit organization serving as a liaison between the clinic and the outside world. It arranges cultural and recreational outings for the patients as well as activities like concerts and exhibitions that bring the public to La Chesnaie. As a result, days at the clinic are quite lively and never routine. Author Aurelien Ducoudray and illustrator Jeff Pourquie immersed themselves for a time in the culture of La Chesnaie. Like everyone there, including the patients, supervisors, and caregivers, they took part in the daily chores of the clinic, cooking and cleaning. They participated in group events and even led a comics workshop to teach the residents about their craft. The Third Population is the engaging, inspiring, and often poignantly funny result of this project. The Third Population is a sensitive and uncompromising portrayal of daily life in this singular psychiatric health facility where patients are encouraged to build human relationships in spite of the difficulties that mental illness can pose. As the supervisors and caregivers take part in the daily activities of their patients, differences are erased and empathic bonds are formed, with the result that sometimes it is difficult to distinguish the patients from the caregivers.

Women and Mental Health (Paperback): Dora Kohen Women and Mental Health (Paperback)
Dora Kohen
R992 Discovery Miles 9 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

We know that gender traits and mental disorders are based on social, cultural, personal and physiological background. In order to formulate the best management plan for the patient, the mental health practitioner needs to incorporate all available information.
Women and Mental Health provides a comprehensive overview of the most prominent mental health problems in women today.
Examining the physiological, social and psychological factors of mental illness, and providing an up-to-date perspective on the etiology of different disorders, the book will help mental health professionals formulate the best management plan for the individual.
Covering issues including perinatal psychiatric disorders, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and alcohol and drug abuse - from a female perspective - Women and Mental Health will prove a valuable tool for all those working in the fields of mental health.

Psycho-Economics - Managed Care in Mental Health in the New Millennium (Hardcover): Robert D. Weitz Psycho-Economics - Managed Care in Mental Health in the New Millennium (Hardcover)
Robert D. Weitz
R1,252 Discovery Miles 12 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Develop new ways to provide ethical, effective mental health services in a world of managed care Psycho-Economics gives psychologists and mental health care administrators suggestions for handling the changes that have come with the advent of managed care. Using empirical research and practitioner accounts, this informative book assesses the impact of managed care, suggests ways to ameliorate its negative effects, and proposes ideas for the improvement of the managed care system and mental health care in general. Psycho-Economics takes a clear look at the ways in which the managed care system has altered the practice of mental health care. While acknowledging its positive effects on accountability and provision of a broader variety of care options, the chapter authors also note its powerful negative effects, including cutbacks in length of treatment, potential abuses of confidential medical records, and over-prescribing of mood-altering drugs. Yet the book also offers hope for psychologists, social workers, and other counselors. By developing diversified areas for professional practice, collaborating with primary care physicians, and creating corporate education opportunities, psychologists can contribute their expertise to people who might otherwise have never sought them out. Moreover, mental health professionals can embrace new opportunities in treating substance abuse, behavioral health, and such specialized areas as forensic psychology, domestic violence, crisis counseling, and employee screening. These areas and other new developments offer you a chance to build a solid practice devoted to serving society's needs.Psycho-Economics: brings practitioners effective, innovative approaches to clinical practice in relation to managed mental health care fosters awareness of the means by which managed care affects the quality of care that clients receive points out the steps that can be taken to minimize the negative effects that managed care dictates on the quantity and quality of mental health care highlights ethical and legal considerations that should be of concern to providers of mental health services encourages discussion of the future of the managed care system and its impact on providers and clientsPsycho-Economics is a survival guide which will help contemporary practitioners like you maintain ethical and effective practices while coping with the administrative expectations of managed care systems.

Psycho-Economics - Managed Care in Mental Health in the New Millennium (Paperback): Robert D. Weitz Psycho-Economics - Managed Care in Mental Health in the New Millennium (Paperback)
Robert D. Weitz
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Develop new ways to provide ethical, effective mental health services in a world of managed care Psycho-Economics gives psychologists and mental health care administrators suggestions for handling the changes that have come with the advent of managed care. Using empirical research and practitioner accounts, this informative book assesses the impact of managed care, suggests ways to ameliorate its negative effects, and proposes ideas for the improvement of the managed care system and mental health care in general. Psycho-Economics takes a clear look at the ways in which the managed care system has altered the practice of mental health care. While acknowledging its positive effects on accountability and provision of a broader variety of care options, the chapter authors also note its powerful negative effects, including cutbacks in length of treatment, potential abuses of confidential medical records, and over-prescribing of mood-altering drugs. Yet the book also offers hope for psychologists, social workers, and other counselors.By developing diversified areas for professional practice, collaborating with primary care physicians, and creating corporate education opportunities, psychologists can contribute their expertise to people who might otherwise have never sought them out. Moreover, mental health professionals can embrace new opportunities in treating substance abuse, behavioral health, and such specialized areas as forensic psychology, domestic violence, crisis counseling, and employee screening. These areas and other new developments offer you a chance to build a solid practice devoted to serving society's needs.Psycho-Economics: brings practitioners effective, innovative approaches to clinical practice in relation to managed mental health care fosters awareness of the means by which managed care affects the quality of care that clients receive points out the steps that can be taken to minimize the negative effects that managed care dictates on the quantity and quality of mental health care highlights ethical and legal considerations that should be of concern to providers of mental health services encourages discussion of the future of the managed care system and its impact on providers and clients Psycho-Economics is a survival guide which will help contemporary practitioners like you maintain ethical and effective practices while coping with the administrative expectations of managed care systems.

Being Mentally Ill - A Sociological Study (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Thomas J. Scheff Being Mentally Ill - A Sociological Study (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Thomas J. Scheff
R1,066 Discovery Miles 10 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In incorporating social process into a model of the dynamics of mental disorders, this text questions the individualistic model favoured in current psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory. While the conventional psychiatric viewpoint seeks the causes of mental illness, Scheff views "the symptoms of mental illness" as the violation of residual rules - social norms so taken for granted that they are not explicitly verbalized. The sociological theory developed by Scheff to account for such behaviour provides a framework for studies reported in subsequent chapters. Two key assumptions emerge: first, that most chronic mental illness is in part a social role; and second, that societal reaction may in part determine entry into that role. Throughout, the sociological model of mental illness is compared and contrasted with more conventional medical and psychological models in an attempt to delineate significant problems for further analysis and research. This third edition has been revised and expanded to encompass the controversy prompted by the first edition, and also to re-evaluate developments in the field. New to this edition are discussions of the use of psychoactive drugs in the treatment of mental illness, changing mental health laws, new social science and psychiatric studies, and the controversy surrounding the labelling theory of mental illness itself.

Values and Ethics in Mental Health - An Exploration for Practice (Paperback, 1st Ed. 2015): Alastair Morgan, Anne Felton, Bill... Values and Ethics in Mental Health - An Exploration for Practice (Paperback, 1st Ed. 2015)
Alastair Morgan, Anne Felton, Bill Fulford
R972 Discovery Miles 9 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mental health is the one area of health care where people are often treated against their will, with the justification that it is in their own interest. This raises significant ethical questions and value dilemmas; questions of autonomy, human rights, power and treatment. An understanding of how values matter is of vital importance across all disciplines working within the mental health field. This book provides a comprehensive and exploratory text for practitioners, students and all those interested in developing a knowledge of both ethics and the wider framework of values-based practice. It is unique in being fully co-written by authors representing both service user and service provider perspectives. This exciting new text will enable the mental health practitioner to work more co-productively with service users within a humane and just approach to care. With an emphasis on rights-based compassionate care throughout, this book: - Tackles the issues of how mental health is understood through key theoretical debates about mental distress, values and labelling; - Encourages readers to think critically about their understanding of key issues such as recovery, autonomy, power, knowledge, diagnoses and empathy; - Draws on a wide range of case examples and exercises to help readers deepen their knowledge of values-based practice and ethics in mental health.

Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health - Guidelines for the New Consultant (Paperback): Glenda Fredman, Andia... Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health - Guidelines for the New Consultant (Paperback)
Glenda Fredman, Andia Papadopoulou, Emma Worwood
R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health: Guidelines for the New Consultant offers a practical guide for professionals working 'indirectly' with clients through consultation with staff. As resources become more scarce in public services and a greater number of people seek mental health interventions, professionals are increasingly called upon to consult with practitioners who conduct face-to-face work with clients. This book provides an essential guide for those who are interested in developing their consultation competence. This book introduces the reader to the principles of a collaborative approach to consultation with practitioners, teams and agencies working in health, education, social care and mental health. The book takes the reader step-by-step through the collaborative consultation process, from preparing and setting up the context for consultation through to communicating effectively to build cooperative partnerships, and evaluating consultation outcomes. Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health guides the consultant in how to apply and develop these principles and practices within group consultation and also addresses common dilemmas and challenges consultants encounter. Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health will appeal to both new and experienced consultants working with adults, children, older people, people with intellectual disabilities and families across a range of contexts.

Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic Workbook - Treatment Strategies for Cluster B Personality Disorders... Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic Workbook - Treatment Strategies for Cluster B Personality Disorders (Paperback)
Daniel J Fox
R650 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
De-Segregatn Mentl Ill Ils 260 (Hardcover): Marian W. Hamilton, J. Hoenig De-Segregatn Mentl Ill Ils 260 (Hardcover)
Marian W. Hamilton, J. Hoenig
R4,333 Discovery Miles 43 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mental Hospitals at Work (Hardcover): Kathleen Jones, Roy Sidebotham Mental Hospitals at Work (Hardcover)
Kathleen Jones, Roy Sidebotham
R6,082 Discovery Miles 60 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Workplace Mental Health Law - Comparative Perspectives (Hardcover): Takenori Mishiba Workplace Mental Health Law - Comparative Perspectives (Hardcover)
Takenori Mishiba
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a systematic and interdisciplinary study of occupational mental health legislation in seven countries. The work presents a study of the laws, policies, and legal interpretations to help prevent mental health problems from occurring in the workplace and appropriately address problems once they do occur. With a view to improving provision in Japan, the author examines the legal issues relating to workplace mental health and stress in the USA, UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, France and Germany. In presenting a comparative discussion of mental health issues in the workplace, this book seeks to establish a minimum for legal rights and duties that contribute to prevention and not just compensation. With its detailed comparative and descriptive coverage of legal and related provisions in a range of countries, the book will be a valuable resource for academics, policy-makers and practitioners working in labour and employment law, social welfare, occupational health and human resource management.

From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency - Historical Perspectives on People with Learning Disabilities (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed):... From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency - Historical Perspectives on People with Learning Disabilities (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Anne Digby, David Wright
R3,082 Discovery Miles 30 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency is the first book devoted to the social history of people with learning disabilities in Britain. Approaches to learning disabilities have changed dramatically in recent years. The implementation of 'Care in the Community', the campaign for disabled rights and the debate over the education of children with special needs have combined to make this one of the most controversial areas in social policy today.
The nine original research essays collected here cover the social history of learning disability from the Middle Ages through the establishment of the National Health Service. They will not only contribute to a neglected field of social and medical history but also illuminate and inform current debates.
The information presented here will have a profound impact on how professionals in mental health, psychiatric nursing, social work and disabled rights understand learning disability and society's responses to it over the course of history.

Related link: The Society for the Social History of Medicine
eBook available with sample pages: 0203162242

Model Programs in Child and Family Mental Health (Paperback): Michael C. Roberts Model Programs in Child and Family Mental Health (Paperback)
Michael C. Roberts
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume is the product of a combined effort to find programs of service delivery that demonstrably treat the varieties of mental health problems of children and their families. The Section on Clinical Child Psychology (APA, Clinical Psychology Section I) and the Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services (APA, Division 37) established a task force whose mission was to identify, provide recognition for, and disseminate information on such programs.
Their findings are presented here. The opening chapter and each section overview chapter provide orientations to the program descriptions and examine characteristics of exemplary interventions. The targeted problems include: child abuse and neglect, school adjustment problems, social problem-solving problems, autism and developmental disabilities, conduct disorders and severe emotional problems, children affected by disasters and trauma, children whose parents are divorced, children of teenage parents, family dysfunction and parent-child relationships, oppositional defiant disorder, and attention deficit disorder. Settings for interventions in the model programs include: schools, mental health centers and family guidance clinics, hospitals and pediatric practices, group homes and sheltered workshops, community centers, family homes, summer camps, and coordinated systems of care. The 18 programs described demonstrate the rationale for their interventions, their targeted populations, the type of staff and personnel, various programmatic interventions, aspects of the problems, implementation of interventions, and how the programs have been evaluated.
The needs for improved mental health services remain strong. The supporting organizations and the members of the Task Force intend for the product of this project to be helpful in providing models for meeting those needs.

Mental Health and Punishments - Critical Perspectives in Theory and Practice (Hardcover): Paul Taylor, Sharon Morley, Jason... Mental Health and Punishments - Critical Perspectives in Theory and Practice (Hardcover)
Paul Taylor, Sharon Morley, Jason Powell
R3,079 Discovery Miles 30 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How might we best manage those who have offended but have mental vulnerabilities? How are risks identified, managed and minimised? What are ideological differences of care and control, punishment and therapy negotiated in practice? These questions are just some which are debated in the eleven chapters of this book. Each with their focus on a given area, authors raise the challenges, controversies, dilemmas and concerns attached to this particular context of delivering justice. Taking insights on imprisonment, community punishments and forensic services, this book provides a broad analysis of environments. But it also casts a critical light on how punishment of the mentally vulnerable sits within public attitudes and ideas, policy discourses, and the ways in which those seen to present as risky and dangerous are imagined. Written in a clear and direct style, this book serves as a valuable resource for those studying, working or researching at the intersections of healthcare and criminal justice domains. This book is essential reading for students and practitioners within the fields of criminology and criminal justice, social work, forensic psychology, forensic psychiatry, mental health nursing and probation.

The Addiction Recovery Handbook - Understanding Addiction and Culture and Creating a Prosperous Human Spirit (Hardcover):... The Addiction Recovery Handbook - Understanding Addiction and Culture and Creating a Prosperous Human Spirit (Hardcover)
Richard W. Clark
R790 R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Save R136 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Cybernetic Psychology and Mental Health - A Circular Logic Of Control Beyond The Individual (Hardcover): Timothy J. Beck Cybernetic Psychology and Mental Health - A Circular Logic Of Control Beyond The Individual (Hardcover)
Timothy J. Beck
R3,072 Discovery Miles 30 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores the cultural importance of cybernetic technologies and their relationship to human experience through a critical theoretical lens. Bringing several often-marginalized histories of cybernetics, psychology, and mental health into dialogue with one another, Beck questions common assumptions about human life such as that our minds operate as information processing machines and our neurons communicate with one another. Rather than suggest that such ideas are either right or wrong, however, this book analyzes how and why we have come to frame questions about ourselves in these ways, as if our brains were our own personal computers. Here, the rationality underlying information theories in psychology is followed to its logical conclusion, only to find it circles back to where it began: engineered methods of human control. After tracing a series of recent developments in this vein across fields related to mental health, Beck highlights emerging psychosocial alternatives by incorporating recent work of scholars and activists who have already begun creating collective support networks in radical ways. Their work overlaps fruitfully with ideas from those, including Gilbert Simondon and Fernand Deligny, who foresaw many of the current problems with how information theories have been coupled with psychology and mental health care. This book is fascinating reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students across psychology, mental health programs, and digital media studies, and academics and researchers with a theoretical interest in the philosophy of technology. It's also an interesting resource for professionals with a practical interest in organizing care services under the data-driven imperatives of contemporary capitalism.

Cybernetic Psychology and Mental Health - A Circular Logic Of Control Beyond The Individual (Paperback): Timothy J. Beck Cybernetic Psychology and Mental Health - A Circular Logic Of Control Beyond The Individual (Paperback)
Timothy J. Beck
R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores the cultural importance of cybernetic technologies and their relationship to human experience through a critical theoretical lens. Bringing several often-marginalized histories of cybernetics, psychology, and mental health into dialogue with one another, Beck questions common assumptions about human life such as that our minds operate as information processing machines and our neurons communicate with one another. Rather than suggest that such ideas are either right or wrong, however, this book analyzes how and why we have come to frame questions about ourselves in these ways, as if our brains were our own personal computers. Here, the rationality underlying information theories in psychology is followed to its logical conclusion, only to find it circles back to where it began: engineered methods of human control. After tracing a series of recent developments in this vein across fields related to mental health, Beck highlights emerging psychosocial alternatives by incorporating recent work of scholars and activists who have already begun creating collective support networks in radical ways. Their work overlaps fruitfully with ideas from those, including Gilbert Simondon and Fernand Deligny, who foresaw many of the current problems with how information theories have been coupled with psychology and mental health care. This book is fascinating reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students across psychology, mental health programs, and digital media studies, and academics and researchers with a theoretical interest in the philosophy of technology. It's also an interesting resource for professionals with a practical interest in organizing care services under the data-driven imperatives of contemporary capitalism.

Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens - A Workbook for Clinicans & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets... Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens - A Workbook for Clinicans & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets (Paperback)
Debra Burdick
R687 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R38 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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