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Social Work Practice in Mental Health
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List of tables Preface PART I: THE CONTEXT FOR PRACTICE 1. A starting point: Understanding social work in mental health 2. The lived experience of mental illness 3. Concepts and issues in mental health 4. The policy and legal context for practice 5. Overview of mental disorders PART II: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE 6. Assessment for social work practice 7. Social casework in mental health settings 8. Working with people with mental illness across service systems 9. Working with families 10. Working with communities 11. Sustaining social work in mental health agencies Appendices Bibliography Index

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List of tables..Part I: The Context for Practice..1 A starting point: Understanding social work in mental health..2 The lived experience of mental illness..3 Concepts and issues in mental health..4 The policy and legal context for practice..5 Overview of the mental disorders..Part II: Social Work Practice..6 Assessment for social work practice..7 Social work case management..8 Working with people with mental illness in everyday practice settings..9 Working with families..10 Working with communities and groups..11 Social work leadership in mental health organisations..Bibliography..Index

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Robert Bland is a social work academic, researcher and practitioner. He is Honorary Professor of Social Work at the University of Queensland. Noel Renouf worked for over thirty years as a mental health social worker. He is Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland. Ann Tullgren is a former teacher and social worker with a lived experience of mental illness.

Robert Bland is a social work academic, researcher and practitioner. He is Honorary Professor of Social Work at the University of Queensland...Noel Renouf worked for over thirty years as a mental health social worker. He is Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland...Ann Tullgren is a former teacher and social worker with a lived experience of mental illness.

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'An invaluable resource for social workers in all practice settings, not just mental health, and a core text for social work students.' - Dr Valerie Gerrand, former AASW representative and board member of the Mental Health Council of Australia 'An outstanding and very original contribution to the scholarship on mental health policy, research and service.' - Associate Professor Maria Harries AM, University of Western Australia.

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