Mental Health Policy and Practice Today

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SAGE Publications, Feb 26, 1997 - Social Science - 416 pages
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The dynamic nature of mental health practice today is reflected in this informative and stimulating resource.

The first section overviews societal and cost issues related to mental health problems. The contributors then focus on the expanding base of knowledge in the mental health field, such as that arising from neuroscientific and social research, psychoeducation, self-help and advocacy groups. The third section examines populations with special needs, including homeless people whose numbers have risen in recent years - due in part to their expulsion from institutional care. Finally, the volume discusses the future of mental health policy and practice, which will be influenced by technology and shifts in funding to manage

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Political Aspects of Mental Health
3
Institutional and Community Approaches to
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Dr. Ted Watkins, LCSW, Professor Emeritus, received his MSW from Louisiana State University and his DSW from University of Pennsylvania. He has a long background in working with family counseling. Dr. Watkins, who taught at University of Texas-Arlington for many years, served Texas State School of Social Work as both BSW Coordinator and MSW Coordinator. He is responsible for developing Texas State’s online MSW degree program. Dr. Watkins retired fully in 2010, and the School is indebted to him.

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