New Directions in the Psychological Treatment of Serious Mental Illness

New Directions in the Psychological Treatment of Serious Mental Illness

by Diane T. Marsh (Editor)


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This volume offers a comprehensive examination of current theory, research, and practice concerning people with serious mental illness and their families. There are presently many exciting developments under way, as professional practice is reformulated to emphasize the contributions of psychologists to the treatment of mental illness and the satisfactions that can accompany clinical work with the population. The current era is a transitional one in many respects, with significant changes in mental health policies and priorities, and in clinical training and practice. This work charts these new developments and explores their implications for mental health professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275944285
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/1993
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)

About the Author

DIANE T. MARSH is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. She is the author of two books: Families and Mental Illness (Praeger, 1992) and Families and Mental Retardation (Praeger, 1992).

Table of Contents

Preface by David A. Dinich

Preface by Thomas H. DeWall and Samuel J. Knapp

Introduction by Diane T. Marsh

National Perspectives

National Perspectives: Toward Consumer-Assisted Reform of Psychological Services, Research, and Training by Paul Wohlford

Professional Perspectives: Psychological Treatment of Serious Mental Illness by Bryant L. Welch

Quality Services for the Mentally Ill: Why Psychology and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Need Each Other by Dale L. Johnson

The Last Asylum: The Mentally Ill Offender in the Criminal Justice System by June R. Husted

Clinical Practice and Training

Psychology's Role in a Consumer-Driven System by Frederick J. Frese

Mining Giftedness: A Challenge for Psychologists by Richard H. Hunter and Diane T. Marsh

Serious Mental Illness: The Paradigm Shift Involved in Providing Services and Training Students by Robert D. Coursey

Family-Professional Relationships

Living on the Edge: Experiences of Family Members by Anne C. Handler, Betty M. Holder, Marjorie A. Kerns, with Diane T. Marsh and Margaret A. Pedersen

An Overview of Family-Professional Relationships by Harriet P. Lefley

Skills and Strategies for Working with Families by Kayla F. Bernheim


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