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Community Psychology and Community Mental Health Book
Aug 31, 2014
Entitled Community Psychology and Community Mental Health Towards Transformative Change, it is edited by Geoffrey Nelson, Bret Kloos, and José Ornelas. Chapter 9 was co-authored by Geoff Nelson, Hsiao d'Ailly, Joanna Ochocka, Rich Janzen, Sarah Maiter and Nora Jacobson and is called, "Planning Transformative Change for Mental Health
Services for Cultural-linguistic Communities." To order the book, go to oup.com/us. For more information, see this flyer.
Oxford's online description of the book is as follows: "Mental health practices and programs around the world face growing criticism from policymakers, consumers, and service providers for being ineffective, overly reliant on treatment by professionals, and overly focused on symptoms. Many have called for new paradigms of mental health and new practices that can better support recovery, community integration, and adaptive functioning for persons diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities. While there has recently been much discourse about transformation and recovery, there has yet to be a critical and systematic review that unpacks the concept of mental health systems transformation or that examines strategies for how to create transformative change in mental health.
Formerly Centre for Research and Education in Human Services (CREHS)