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Community Psychology and Community Mental Health


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Foreword by Julian Rappaport Part I. Overview of Community Psychology, Community Mental Health, and Transformative Change Chapter 1. Transformative Change in Community Mental Health: A Community Psychology Framework Geoffrey Nelson, Bret Kloos, and Jose Ornelas Part II. Theoretical Perspectives on Transformative Change Chapter 2. Drawing Upon Community Psychology History and Theory as Resources for Transformative Change in Mental Health Bret Kloos, Jose Ornelas, and Geoffrey Nelson Chapter 3. Perspectives on Transformative Change in Community Mental Health John Sylvestre Chapter 4. The Capabilities Approach to Transformative Change in Mental Health Marybeth Shinn Part III. Transformative Change and Consumer Participation Chapter 5. Transforming Mental Health Care through the Participation of the Recovery Community Larry Davidson, Priscilla Ridgway, Maria O'Connell, and Thomas A. Kirk, Jr. Chapter 6. The Impact of Mental Health Consumer-Run Organizations on Transformative Change Louis D. Brown and Susan Rogers Part IV. Transformative Change in Services and Practices Chapter 7. Wellness Recovery Action Planning: The Role of Wellness Promotion in a New Paradigm of Community Mental Health Mary Ellen Copeland and Jessica A. Jonikas Chapter 8. Defining the Competencies of Different Stakeholders in a Transformed Mental Health System Tim Aubry and Mary O'Hagan Chapter 9. Planning Transformative Change for Mental Health Services for Cultural-linguistic Communities Geoffrey Nelson, Hsiao d'Ailly, Joanna Ochocka, Rich Janzen, Sarah Maiter, and Nora Jacobson Part V. Transformative Community Change Chapter 10. Recovering Community in Mental Health: The Contributions and Challenges of Community Psychology Bret Kloos, Greg Townley, Victoria Chien, Betsy Davis, Laura Kurzban, and David Asiamah Chapter 11. Who Is John?: Community Integration as a Paradigm for Transformative Change in Community Mental Health Mark Salzer and Richard C. Baron Part VI. Transformative Change of Social Conditions Chapter 12. Transformative Organizational Change in Community Mental Health Jose Ornelas, Teresa Duarte, and Maria Fatima Jorge-Monteiro Chapter 13. Housing First and System/Community Transformation Paula Goering and Sam Tsemberis Chapter 14. Supported Education as a Vehicle for Transformative Change in Mental Health Treatment Philosophy Karen Unger Part VII. Transformative Policy Change Chapter 15. Beginning to Take Control: Ontario's Consumer/Survivor Development Initiative John Trainor and David Reville Chapter 16. Recovery-oriented Mental Health Policies: Implications for Transformative Change in Five Nations Myra Piat and Lauren Polvere Part VIII. Conclusion Chapter 17. Transforming Research for Transformative Change in Mental Health: Towards the Future Nev Jones, Lauren Munro, Jay Harrison, Rita Aguiar Chapter 18. Transformative Change in Community Mental Health: Future Directions Geoffrey Nelson, Bret Kloos, and Jose Ornelas

About the Author

Geoffrey Nelson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and a faculty member in the graduate program in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. His research and practice has focused on community mental health programs and supports for people with serious mental illness and community-based prevention programs for children and families. In 2013 he received the award for Distinguished Contributions to Theory and Research in Community Psychology from the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association. Bret Kloos is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the University of South Carolina's Clinical-Community Psychology doctoral training program. Along with students and community partners, his work has focused on housing issues for persons with psychiatric disabilities, social inclusion, promoting mutual help, and fostering community development that create structures that sustain people's well-being and that allow for liberation from oppressive conditions. He is President-elect of the Society for Community Research and Action. Jose Ornelas, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the ISPA - InstitutoUniversitario, in Lisboa, Portugal. At ISPA-IU, he is the Director of the Community Development undergraduate program and Community Psychology Masters and Doctoral programs. Over the last 25 years he has developed research and practice in the field of Community Psychology, particularly in the domains of community mental health. He was the first President of the European Association of Community Psychology and was the 2011 recipient of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Social Award for his work in developing AEIPS, a community mental health organization in Lisboa that he founded in 1987.


"This volume both respects the history of the community mental health movement and points it to a more revolutionary future. It's the most exciting, energizing book about community mental health to appear in years." --Keith Humphreys, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University "This book, the latest in this important series, charts a new course to advance community mental health. The chapters offer vivid descriptions of conceptual frameworks and programs for mental health consumers/survivors that will inform even the most progressive mental health professionals. This is a 'must read' for everyone committed to improving mental health." --Jean Ann Linney, PhD, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova University "This is an important book--a great collection of ideas and examples about how best to engage in transformative action and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups, and communities. From identifying problems in existing paradigms of community mental health, to discussing potential approaches and solutions, this book is a great resource for everyone interested in action to bring about positive social change." -- Vicky Stergiopoulos, MD, Psychiatrist-In-Chief, St. Michael's Hospital, and Associate Professor and Director, Division of Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

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