Mental Health in a Multi-ethnic Society
A Multidisciplinary Handbook 2nd Revised edition
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Mental Health in a Multi-ethnic Society by Suman Fernando
Book DescriptionThis new edition of Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society is an authoritative, comprehensive guide on issues around race, culture and mental health service provision. It has been updated to reflect the changes in the UK over the last ten years and features entirely new chapters by over twenty authors, expanding the range of topics by including issues of particular concern for women, family therapy, and mental health of refugees and asylum seekers. Divided into four sections the book covers: * issues around mental health service provision for black and minority ethnic (BME) communities including refugees and asylum seekers * critical accounts of how these issues may be confronted, with examples of projects that attempt to do just that * programs and innovative services that appear to meet some of the needs of BME communities * a critical but constructive account of lessons to be drawn from earlier sections and discussion of the way ahead. With chapters on training, service user involvement, policy development and service provision Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society will appeal to academics, professionals, trainers and managers, as well as providing up-to-date information for a general readership.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415414876
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Suman Fernando
Mental Health Worldwide, Hardback (April 2014)
Offers a perceptive critique of the universalized model of psychiatry and its apparent exportation from the West to the developing world. Rooted in detailed analysis of the problems this causes, the book proposes new suggestions for advancing the field of mental health and wellbeing in a way that is ethical, sustainable and culturally sensitive.
Mental Health, Race and Culture, Paperback (January 2010)
This is the third, significantly expanded and revised, edition of this seminal text. Incorporating additional contemporary topics, including mental health of refugees, trauma and psychosocial approaches, this text offers an illuminating account of mental health and mental disorder seen cross-culturally and internationally.
Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health, Paperback (October 2008)
This book enables practitioners to understand why it is important to consider the needs of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in mental health settings. It offers guidance on how they can take positive steps to improve the quality of their work their relationships with BME users, and ultimately how to improve their outcomes.
Race, Culture and Psychotherapy, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by Suman Fernando
Provides a critical examination of contemporary multiculturalism and culturalism. Beginning with a critique of race, culture and ethnicity, this book explores issues, such as the notion of interiority and exteriority in psychotherapy, racism in the clinical room, race and countertransference conflicts, spirituality and traditional healing issues.
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Author Biography - Suman Fernando
Suman Fernando has been a consultant psychiatrist and an academic in the mental health field for over twenty-five years. He is honorary Senior Lecturer at the European Centre for the Study of Migration & Social Care and honorary Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University. Frank Keating is Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care at Royal Holloway University of London where he is Programme Director for the MSc in Social Work. His main research focuses on the inequalities in mental health for African and Caribbean communities in the UK.
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