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Mental Health Social Work in Context - Student Social Work (Paperback)
  • Mental Health Social Work in Context - Student Social Work (Paperback)

Mental Health Social Work in Context - Student Social Work (Paperback)

Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 04/11/2009
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There has been a re-energising of interest in social work in mental health services in recent years and mental health is now a core part of all qualifying social work students' training.

Grounded in the social models of mental health particularly relevant to qualifying social workers, but also familiarising students with social aspects of medical perspectives, this core text helps to prepare students for practice and to develop their knowledge around:

promoting the social inclusion of people with mental health problems the changing context of multidisciplinary mental health services an integrated evidence base for practice working with people with mental health problems across the life course.

Mental Health Social Work in Context is an essential textbook for all social work students taking undergraduate and postgraduate qualifying degrees in social work, and will also be invaluable for practitioners undertaking post-qualifying awards in mental health social work.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415452038
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 407 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 15 mm


'This book provides an engaging and critical discussion of biopsychosocial approaches to mental health problems. It is steeped in scholarship and should be required reading for all social work students and experienced mental health social workers to help articulate their contribution to mental health services.' - Martin Webber, King's College London, UK

'This first class book very successfully addresses the need of social work students and educators for a text which explores knowledge for mental health practice. It thoughtfully and accessibly steers a welcome course through often contentious perspectives, underpinned by recent research and the author's own expertise and commitment to "experts by experience."' - Imogen Taylor, University of Sussex, UK

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