Rural Mental Health: Issues, Policies, and Best Practices
K. Bryant Smalley, Ph.D., Psy.D., Jacob C. Warren, Ph.D., Jackson P. Rainer, Ph.D.
Springer Publishing Company, Jun 20, 2012 - Psychology - 392 pages
Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!
Addressing the needs of America's most underserved areas for mental health services, Rural Mental Health offers the most up-to-date, research-based information on policies and practice in rural and frontier populations.
Eminent clinicians and researchers examine the complexities of improving mental health in rural practice and offer clear recommendations which can be adapted into current practice and training programs. They bring an incisive lens to factors that contribute to mental illness and prevent access to treatment areas. These include limited resources, reliance on urban models and assumptions, and pervasive misunderstanding of rural realities by policy makers. The text also addresses diversity issues in regard to rural mental health services.Key Features: