Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations

Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations
Author: Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-05-22
ISBN 10: 0128180137
ISBN 13: 9780128180136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations Book Review:

Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations summarizes research on reducing mental health disparities in underserved populations through community engagement programs. It discusses the efficacy of such programs with specific populations of people of color and cultures, for specific disorders, and via specific communities. It identifies how and why community engagement works with these populations, how best to set up new community programs, the steps and stakeholders to success, and includes case studies showing successes and the challenges involved. Identifies how and why these programs achieve success through patient engagement Explores efficacy with specific ethnicities and cultures Discusses efficacy of programs through schools, churches, non-profits, and more Includes case studies with their successes and challenges Provides guidelines on the development and implementation of community programs

Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health

Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health
Author: Freddy A. Paniagua,Ann-Marie Yamada
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2013-07-19
ISBN 10: 0123978122
ISBN 13: 9780123978127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health Book Review:

The Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health, Second Edition, discusses the impact of cultural, ethnic, and racial variables for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, service delivery, and development of skills for working with culturally diverse populations. Intended for the mental health practitioner, the book translates research findings into information to be applied in practice. The new edition contains more than 50% new material and includes contributions from established leaders in the field as well as voices from rising stars in the area. It recognizes diversity as extending beyond race and ethnicity to reflect characteristics or experiences related to gender, age, religion, disability, and socioeconomic status. Individuals are viewed as complex and shaped by different intersections and saliencies of multiple elements of diversity. Chapters have been wholly revised and updated, and new coverage includes indigenous approaches to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and physical disorders; spirituality; the therapeutic needs of culturally diverse clients with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities; suicide among racial and ethnic groups; multicultural considerations for treatment of military personnel and multicultural curriculum and training. Foundations-overview of theory and models Specialized assessment in a multicultural context Assessing and treating four major culturally diverse groups in clinical settings Assessing and treating other culturally diverse groups in clinical settings Specific conditions/presenting problems in a cultural context Multicultural competence in clinical settings

The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health

The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health
Author: Richard Majors,Karen Carberry,Theodore Ransaw
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2020-06-08
ISBN 10: 183909964X
ISBN 13: 9781839099649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health Book Review:

This international handbook addresses classic mental health issues, as well as controversial subjects regarding inequalities and stereotypes in access to services, and misdiagnoses. It addresses the everyday racism faced by Black people within mental health practice.

Communities in Action

Communities in Action
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 0309452961
ISBN 13: 9780309452960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities in Action Book Review:

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2016-09-03
ISBN 10: 0309439124
ISBN 13: 9780309439121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders Book Review:

Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 is considered a major turning point in America's efforts to improve behavioral healthcare. It ushered in an era of optimism and hope and laid the groundwork for the consumer movement and new models of recovery. The consumer movement gave voice to people with mental and substance use disorders and brought their perspectives and experience into national discussions about mental health. However over the same 50-year period, positive change in American public attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders has lagged behind these advances. Stigma is a complex social phenomenon based on a relationship between an attribute and a stereotype that assigns undesirable labels, qualities, and behaviors to a person with that attribute. Labeled individuals are then socially devalued, which leads to inequality and discrimination. This report contributes to national efforts to understand and change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to stigma and discrimination. Changing stigma in a lasting way will require coordinated efforts, which are based on the best possible evidence, supported at the national level with multiyear funding, and planned and implemented by an effective coalition of representative stakeholders. Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change explores stigma and discrimination faced by individuals with mental or substance use disorders and recommends effective strategies for reducing stigma and encouraging people to seek treatment and other supportive services. It offers a set of conclusions and recommendations about successful stigma change strategies and the research needed to inform and evaluate these efforts in the United States.

Exploring the Evidence

Exploring the Evidence
Author: Wendy G. Troxel,Marc Cutright
Publsiher: First-Year Experience and Students in Transition University of South Carolina
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015076108656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Investing in the Health and Well Being of Young Adults

Investing in the Health and Well Being of Young Adults
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 0309309980
ISBN 13: 9780309309981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investing in the Health and Well Being of Young Adults Book Review:

Young adulthood - ages approximately 18 to 26 - is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person's economic security, health and well-being. Young adults are key contributors to the nation's workforce and military services and, since many are parents, to the healthy development of the next generation. Although 'millennials' have received attention in the popular media in recent years, young adults are too rarely treated as a distinct population in policy, programs, and research. Instead, they are often grouped with adolescents or, more often, with all adults. Currently, the nation is experiencing economic restructuring, widening inequality, a rapidly rising ratio of older adults, and an increasingly diverse population. The possible transformative effects of these features make focus on young adults especially important. A systematic approach to understanding and responding to the unique circumstances and needs of today's young adults can help to pave the way to a more productive and equitable tomorrow for young adults in particular and our society at large. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults describes what is meant by the term young adulthood, who young adults are, what they are doing, and what they need. This study recommends actions that nonprofit programs and federal, state, and local agencies can take to help young adults make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. According to this report, young adults should be considered as a separate group from adolescents and older adults. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults makes the case that increased efforts to improve high school and college graduate rates and education and workforce development systems that are more closely tied to high-demand economic sectors will help this age group achieve greater opportunity and success. The report also discusses the health status of young adults and makes recommendations to develop evidence-based practices for young adults for medical and behavioral health, including preventions. What happens during the young adult years has profound implications for the rest of the life course, and the stability and progress of society at large depends on how any cohort of young adults fares as a whole. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults will provide a roadmap to improving outcomes for this age group as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Handbook of Arab American Psychology

Handbook of Arab American Psychology
Author: Mona M. Amer,Germine H. Awad
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 1135019193
ISBN 13: 9781135019198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Arab American Psychology Book Review:

The Handbook of Arab American Psychology is the first major publication to comprehensively discuss the Arab American ethnic group from a lens that is primarily psychological. This edited book contains a comprehensive review of the cutting-edge research related to Arab Americans and offers a critical analysis regarding the methodologies and applications of the scholarly literature. It is a landmark text for both multicultural psychology as well as for Arab American scholarship. Considering the post 9/11 socio-political context in which Arab Americans are under ongoing scrutiny and attention, as well as numerous misunderstandings and biases against this group, this text is timely and essential. Chapters in the Handbook of Arab American Psychology highlight the most substantial areas of psychological research with this population, relevant to diverse sub-disciplines including cultural, social, developmental, counseling/clinical, health, and community psychologies. Chapters also include content that intersect with related fields such as sociology, American studies, cultural/ethnic studies, social work, and public health. The chapters are written by distinguished scholars who merge their expertise with a review of the empirical data in order to provide the most updated presentation of scholarship about this population. The Handbook of Arab American Psychology offers a noteworthy contribution to the field of multicultural psychology and joins references on other racial/ethnic minority groups, including Handbook of African American Psychology, Handbook of Asian American Psychology, Handbook of U.S. Latino Psychology, and The Handbook of Chicana/o Psychology and Mental Health.

Cultural Formulation

Cultural Formulation
Author: Juan E. Mezzich,Giovanni Caracci
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780765704894
ISBN 13: 0765704897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Formulation Book Review:

This Reader is a rich collection of chapters relevant to the Cultural Formulation originally published in the DSM-IV, that covers the Cultural Formulation's historical and conceptual background as well as its development and characteristics. In addition, the Reader proffers reflections on and prospects of the Cultural Formulation, and provides clinical case illustrations of the utility of the Cultural Formulation in diagnosis and treatment.

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Health
Author: Harvey J. Makadon,Kenneth Mayer
Publsiher: ACP Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781930513952
ISBN 13: 193051395X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health Book Review:

The Fenway Guide provides guidance, practical guidelines, and discussions of clinical issues pertinent to the LGBT patient and community. It also focuses on helping healthcare professionals gain a better understanding of the LGBT population, the LGBT life continuum, health promotion and disease prevention, transgender health, and patient communication and the office environment, The Fenway Guide is truly a one-of-a kind comprehensive resource!The healthcare issues surrounding sexual minorities is an area in which little research and few studies have been conducted. Written in conjunction with the world renowned Fenway Community Clinic, The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health is an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals seeking further knowledge and guidance on sexual minority health care.

Just Medicine

Just Medicine
Author: Dayna Bowen Matthew
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-12-11
ISBN 10: 1479888567
ISBN 13: 9781479888566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Medicine Book Review:

Just Medicine offers us a new, effective, and innovative plan to regulate implicit biases and eliminate the inequalities they cause, and to save the lives they endanger. Over 84,000 black and brown lives are needlessly lost each year due to health disparities, the unfair, unjust, and avoidable differences between the quality and quantity of health care provided to Americans who are members of racial and ethnic minorities and care provided to whites. Health disparities have remained stubbornly entrenched in the American health care system—and in Just Medicine Dayna Bowen Matthew finds that they principally arise from unconscious racial and ethnic biases held by physicians, institutional providers, and their patients. Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health care disparities. Because we have missed this fact, the money we spend on training providers to become culturally competent, expanding wellness education programs and community health centers, and even expanding access to health insurance will have only a modest effect on reducing health disparities. We will continue to utterly fail in the effort to eradicate health disparities unless we enact strong, evidence-based legal remedies that accurately address implicit and unintentional forms of discrimination, to replace the weak, tepid, and largely irrelevant legal remedies currently available. Our continued failure to fashion an effective response that purges the effects of implicit bias from American health care, Matthew argues, is unjust and morally untenable. In this book, she unites medical, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology research on implicit bias and health disparities with her own expertise in civil rights and constitutional law.

Handbook of Multicultural Counseling

Handbook of Multicultural Counseling
Author: Joseph G. Ponterotto,J. Manuel Casas,Lisa A. Suzuki,Charlene M. Alexander
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 826
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35558005754995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Book Review:

This handbook is considered a classic text in American counselling and is the world's most often-cited scholarly work on multicultural counselling.

Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans

Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans
Author: Sylvia C. Nassar-McMillan,Kristine J. Ajrouch,Julie Hakim-Larson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 1461482380
ISBN 13: 9781461482383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans Book Review:

This book introduces an interdisciplinary lens by bringing together vital research on culture, psychosocial development, and key aspects of health and disease to address a wide range of salient concerns. Its scholarship mirrors the diversity of the Arab American population, exploring ethnic concepts in socio-historical and political contexts before reviewing findings on major health issues, including diabetes, cancer, substance abuse, mental illness, and maternal/child health. And by including policy and program strategies for disease prevention, health promotion, and environmental health, the book offers practitioners--and their clients--opportunities for proactive care. Featured in the coverage: Family, gender and social identity issues Arab Americans and the aging process Acculturation and ethnic identity across the lifespan Arab refugees: Trauma, resilience, and recovery Cancer: Crossroads of ethnicity and environment Health and well-being: Biopsychosocial prevention approaches Arab American health disparities: A call for advocacy Rich in cultural information and clinical insights, Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans is an important reference that can enhance health practices across the disciplines of medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, social work, counseling, and psychology.

Counseling the Culturally Diverse

Counseling the Culturally Diverse
Author: Derald Wing Sue,David Sue
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2011-05-04
ISBN 10: 1118044894
ISBN 13: 9781118044896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
Author: Barbara Berkman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1127
Release: 2006-02-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062823714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging Book Review:

This handbook presents the latest research on social work with older people, providing specialist knowledge and resources to equip social workers to care for an aging population.

Community Resources for Older Adults

Community Resources for Older Adults
Author: Robbyn R. Wacker,Karen A. Roberto
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2018-06-13
ISBN 10: 1506383955
ISBN 13: 9781506383958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Resources for Older Adults Book Review:

Community Resources for Older Adults provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on programs, services, and policies pertaining to older adults. Authors Robbyn R. Wacker and Karen A. Roberto build reader awareness of programs and discuss how to better understand help-seeking behavior, as well as explain ways to take advantage of the resources available to older adults. The substantially revised Fifth Edition includes new topics and updated research, tables, and figures to help answer key questions about the evolution and utilization of programs for older adults and the challenges that service providers face.

DSM 5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview

DSM 5   Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview
Author: Roberto Lewis-Fernández,Neil Krishan Aggarwal,Ladson Hinton,Devon E. Hinton,Laurence J. Kirmayer
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2015-05-06
ISBN 10: 1615370242
ISBN 13: 9781615370245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DSM 5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview Book Review:

DSM-5® Handbook of the Cultural Formulation Interview provides the background, context, and detailed guidance necessary to train clinicians in the use of the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI), which was created as part of the 2007-2013 DSM revision process. The purpose of the CFI -- and this unique handbook -- is to make it easier for providers to account for the influence of culture in their clinical work to enhance patient-clinician communication and improve outcomes. Cultural psychiatry as a field has evolved enormously from the days when it was principally concerned with epidemiological and clinical studies of disease prevalence; it now examines a multitude of issues, primary among them the differing patient, family, and practitioner models of illness and treatment experiences within and across cultures. The editors, all of whom have been intimately involved in the evolution of the field, have designed the book and accompanying videos for maximum instructional and clinical utility. The Handbook boasts many strengths and useful features, including: A detailed description of each of the three CFI components: a core 16-item questionnaire, which can be applied in any clinical setting with any patient by any mental health clinician; an informant version of the core CFI used to obtain information from caregivers; and 12 supplementary modules that expand on these basic assessments. This material facilitates implementation of the CFI by clinicians. Over a dozen clinical vignettes are included to illustrate use of the three components, and the Handbook also includes multiple videos that demonstrate the application of portions of the core CFI, and several supplementary modules. Strategies for incorporating the CFI into clinical training are identified and discussed, furthering the objective of developing culturally-sensitive and astute practitioners. The theoretical bases of the CFI are explored, raising questions for discussion and identifying areas for further research. The CFI is a valuable tool for all patients, not just those judged to be culturally different. The CFI has been called the single most practically useful contribution of cultural psychiatry and medical anthropology to clinical psychiatry, primary care, and medicine in general. DSM-5® Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview is the only book on the market that equips readers with the skills and insight to incorporate the CFI into practice, making it a critically important addition to the clinical literature.

Brief Treatment in Clinical Social Work Practice

Brief Treatment in Clinical Social Work Practice
Author: Maria D. Corwin
Publsiher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053174119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brief Treatment in Clinical Social Work Practice Book Review:

Author Maria Corwin offers a text that addresses the current concerns that professionals may have regarding shorter treatment programs. As stated in her preface, her goal is to "help students and clinical workers gain a sense of competency and confidence in doing time-limited work."

Multicultural Feminist Therapy

Multicultural Feminist Therapy
Author: Thema Bryant-Davis
Publsiher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781433830679
ISBN 13: 1433830671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multicultural Feminist Therapy Book Review:

This book describes strengths-based strategies psychotherapists can use to help adolescent girls of color become healthy, happy, and empowered.

Black Mental Health

Black Mental Health
Author: Ezra E. H. Griffith, M.D,Billy E. Jones, M.D.,Altha J. Stewart, M.D.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2018-09-24
ISBN 10: 1615372067
ISBN 13: 9781615372065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Mental Health Book Review:

Novel in its approach and unique in its scope, Black Mental Health: Patients, Providers, and Systems examines the role of African Americans within American psychiatric health care from distinct but interconnected perspectives. The experiences of both black patients and the black mental health professionals who serve them are analyzed against the backdrop of the cultural, societal, and professional forces that have shaped their place in this specialized health care arena. The volume opens with the singular, first-person accounts of five senior black psychiatrists -- including Dr. Altha J. Stewart, president of the American Psychiatric Association -- who describe their individual journeys to the top of their field, not shying away from discussing the racism and discrimination that have challenged their paths to leadership. The book's second part focuses on the complexities of and opportunities for delivering mental health care to various subsets of the African American population, including children, women, elderly patients, and LGBTQ individuals. System design strategies, biological therapies, and church-based mental health promotion initiatives are all considered as methods for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in access to effective treatment. Part III examines the training of black mental health professionals and their representation in psychiatry, particularly in the face of discrimination and implicit bias. A chapter on historically black colleges and universities discusses the importance of their role in the delivery of psychiatric services and research development for African Americans. The fourth part builds on this discussion, addressing research that is relevant to the care of the black population. A concluding chapter highlights the key themes that emerged from each of the previous four parts, providing a holistic view of the place of black patients and providers in American psychiatry. With its blend of scholarship, clinical insight, and training analysis, Black Mental Health is compulsory reading both for trainees -- as care delivery to minority groups is of ever greater importance -- and practicing clinicians, who will glean useful information from the chapters on research advances and treatment modalities. Additionally, policy makers, educators, and historians, among others, will gain a better understanding of the challenges and necessity of developing integrated approaches to the care of nondominant groups.