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Mental Health Social Work Practice in Canada

Third Edition

Cheryl Regehr and Graham Glancy

Publication Date - December 2021

ISBN: 9780199037032

384 pages
Paperback

Retail Price to Students: $60.00

Clear, comprehensive, and research-based, this is the leading Canadian introduction to mental health practice in social work.

Description

Mental Health Social Work Practice in Canada is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the nature of mental health issues and the legal and policy framework within which treatment is provided. Written by leading experts in the field, this highly readable text teaches students about the evidence-based social work practices that will best help individuals and families living with mental health challenges. This third edition has been fully updated to reflect recent research and legislation, and includes new coverage of the impacts of social media, the legalization of cannabis, medical assistance in dying, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care system.

Features

  • Written by two top Canadian academics and practitioners, this is the only book that offers students a comprehensive overview of both the social and legislative frameworks for mental health practice in social work within a Canadian context.
  • Accessible writing style makes the text engaging and comprehensible for students, while discussion questions encourage students to think critically about current mental health issues.
  • Case studies illustrate examples of social work practices at work, equipping students with the tools and knowledge they need to work in the field.
  • Updated to reflect recent research and legislation, the text provides a relevant picture of mental health practice in Canada today.
  • A strong pedagogical program - including learning objectives, key term definitions, discussion questions, and suggested readings and weblinks - ensures that students understand the material and can put theory into practice.

About the Author(s)

Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost, University of Toronto,Graham Glancy, Director and Associate Professor, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Cheryl Regehr is the vice-president and provost of the University of Toronto. She is a professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Previously she was dean of Social Work and director of the Research Institute for Evidence-Based Social Work and the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare. In addition, she has been a member of several editorial boards for international scholarly journals and of committees adjudicating grants for national granting councils. Her practice background includes 20 years of direct service in forensic social work and emergency mental health and in the administration of mental health programs. As a forensic social worker, she specialized in workplace trauma interventions and civil litigation and criminal court assessments of trauma victims and violent offenders. Her current research uses experimental design methods to examine factors influencing

social work assessments of suicide risk, and qualitative studies addressing the impact of video evidence of violent crime and archival work on professionals.

Graham Glancy is a Founder of Forensic Psychiatry in Canada and is past-president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. He is an associate professor of Psychiatry, director of Forensic Psychiatry, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, and an assistant clinical professor at McMaster University. His clinical work involves consultation with the legal and medical community, correctional facilities, and private companies. In his previous role as chief of the Forensic Service at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), he was instrumental in developing and running the Sex Offender Treatment Program and the Relapse Prevention Group. He was also director of the post-graduate Psychiatry program at the Clarke Institute. He is a past-president of the

Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and was on a team to develop the first Canadian examination for certification in Forensic Psychiatry. In 2000, he was awarded the Bruno Cormier Award for outstanding contribution to Forensic Psychiatry.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Chapter 1
    Learning Objectives
    The Role of Social Work in Mental Health
    An Ethical Framework for Social Work in Mental Health
    A Recovery Model for Mental Health and Social Work Values
    Psychiatric Medications and Social Work Practice
    Evidence-Based Social Work: An Ethical Responsibility?
    Multiple Levels of Influence: A Social Work Perspective in Mental Health Practice
    Impacts of Mental Health Practice on Social Workers: Rewards, Challenges, and Mitigation
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Chapter 2
    Learning Objectives
    Background
    Health Policy in Canada
    Mental Health Policy in Canada: History and Reform
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Chapter 3
    Learning Objectives
    Case Example
    Mental Health Law
    Consent to Psychiatric Treatment
    Elements of Consent to Treatment
    Advanced Directives
    Substitute Decision-Makers
    Community Treatment Orders
    Protection of Financial Security
    The Duty to Warn and Protect
    Mental Health Records
    Possible Social Work Interventions in the Case Example
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Legislation
    Chapter 4
    Learning Objectives
    Assessment within a Cultural Context
    Sex and Gender in Assessment
    Mental Health Across the Life Span
    Social Work Assessment
    Mental Status Examinations
    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Chapter 5
    Learning Objectives
    Case Example 1
    Case Example 2
    Case Example 3
    Case Example 4
    Suicide
    Incidence and Prevalence
    Suicide Among Indigenous People in Canada
    Factors Contributing to Suicide
    Self-Harm Behaviour
    Assessment of Suicide Risk
    Ethical and Legal Duties in Working with Suicidal Clients
    The Impact of Suicide on Family and Friends
    Interventions
    Crisis Intervention with Acute Suicide Risk
    Possible Social Work Interventions in the Case Examples
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Chapter 6
    Learning Objectives
    Case Example 1
    Case Example 2
    The Nature and Prevalence of Trauma Reactions
    Types of Trauma Response
    Intersections between Grief and Trauma
    Interventions to Support Resilience and Recovery
    Possible Social Work Interventions in the Case Examples
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Chapter 7
    Learning Objectives
    Case Example
    The Nature of Schizophrenia
    Incidence and Prevalence of Schizophrenia
    Factors Contributing to the Development of Schizophrenia
    Course of Illness
    Symptoms and Challenges
    Other Related Psychotic Disorders
    The Recovery Model and Schizophrenia
    Psychosocial Interventions That Promote Recovery
    Pharmacological Interventions as Part of Recovery
    Possible Social Work Interventions in the Case Example
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Chapter 8
    Learning Objectives
    Case Example 1
    Case Example 2
    Case Example 3
    The Nature of Depression and Mania
    Incidence and Prevalence
    Factors Contributing to Disturbances in Mood
    Course and Symptoms of Depression and Mania
    The Recovery Model and Mood Disturbances
    Psychosocial Interventions That Promote Recovery
    Pharmacological and Medical Interventions as Part of Recovery in Depression
    Psychopharmacological Treatment of Mania and Bipolar Disorder
    Possible Social Work Interventions in the Case Examples
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Chapter 9
    Learning Objectives
    Case Example 1
    Case Example 2
    The Nature of Anxiety
    Incidence and Prevalence
    Causes of Anxiety
    Symptoms and Types of Anxiety Disorders
    The Recovery Model and Anxiety
    Psychosocial Interventions That Promote Recovery from Anxiety
    Pharmacological Interventions That Promote Recovery from Anxiety
    Possible Social Work Interventions in the Case Examples
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Chapter 10
    Learning Objectives
    Case Example 1
    Case Example 2
    Case Example 3
    The Nature of Neurocognitive Disorders
    Incidence and Prevalence
    Factors Contributing to Delirium
    Factors Contributing to Traumatic Brain Injury
    Factors Contributing to Progressive Neurocognitive Disorders
    The Course of Progressive Neurocognitive Disorders
    Special Issues for Family Members Caring for Relatives with Neurocognitive Disorders
    Special Issues Regarding Older People with Neurocognitive Disorders
    Recovery-Oriented Approaches to the Treatment of Delirium
    Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Interventions for Traumatic Brain Injury
    Recovery-Oriented Interventions for Progressive Neurocognitive Disorders
    Possible Social Work Interventions in the Case Examples
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Chapter 11
    Learning Objectives
    Case Example 1
    Case Example 2
    Case Example 3
    The Nature of Substance-Related Disorders
    Incidence and Prevalence
    The Association between Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental Health Problems
    Factors Contributing to Substance Use Disorders
    Drugs of Abuse
    Screening for Substance Use
    Canada's Anti-Drug Strategy
    Harm-Reduction Interventions to Assist with Recovery
    Other Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Interventions
    Pharmacological and Medical Approaches to Support Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
    Possible Social Work Interventions in the Case Examples
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Chapter 12
    Learning Objectives
    Case Example 1
    Case Example 2
    The Nature of Personality Disturbance
    Incidence and Prevalence
    Factors Contributing to Personality Disturbance
    Types of Personality Disturbance
    Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Approaches to Intervention
    Pharmacological Interventions
    Possible Social Work Interventions in the Case Examples
    Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Suggested Readings and Websites
    Glossary
    References
    Index

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