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Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Contemporary Roles, Tasks, and Techniques (Mental Health Practice)

 
 
 
 
Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Contemporary Roles, Tasks, and Techniques (Mental Health Practice)
Author: Kia J. Bentley
ISBN 13: 9780534549206
ISBN 10: 534549209
Edition: 1
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Publication Date: 2001-08-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $153.95
 
 

This new edited book presents a "partnership" model and aims to be cutting edge, scholarly, and unambiguously useful and practical. Kia J. Bentley and the other well-known and respected contributors address the need for approachable, immediately useful discipline specific content on the most important social work practice roles in mental health. The book articulates how roles often associated with working with a specific population (e.g. those who abuse substances, persons with severe mental illness, distre

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Bentley (Virginia Commonwealth U.), who provides a context and vision for excellence in contemporary psychiatric social work practice, dedicates this book especially to the women who pioneered the field. US experts address social workers' many roles: crisis counselor, diagnostician, therapist, mediator, educator, skills trainer, case manager, medication facilitator, consumer and family consultant, team collaborator, advocate, program evaluator/ researcher, and administrator and policy analyst. The 15th chapter reviews relevant research and mental health trends. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)