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Social Perspectives in Mental Health: Developing Social Models to Understand and Work with Mental Distress [Kindle Edition]

Jerry Tew , Sarah Carr , Peter Beresford , Martin Webber
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Book Description

Social Perspectives in Mental Health offers new practice frameworks that help to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience. This interdisciplinary volume promotes a holistic approach to mental health practice, with an emphasis on recovery and empowerment, and on building on the experiences of service users. The contributors explore the impact of social factors, such as power, abuse, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, on the causes and experiences of mental health problems. It is also considered how concepts such as risk and recovery can be understood from a social perspective.

Drawing on expertise from a wide range of academic, policy and practice settings as well as lived experience, this book is essential reading for practitioners, students and educators in the fields of mental health and social work.

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A brilliantly succinct and readable summary that brings together models and evidence from sociology, psychology, social psychiatry, service user networks and the disability and minority rights movements into a coherent whole. I guarantee you's be hooked. -- Clinical Psychology Forum 186

About the Author

Jerry Tew is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Central England and has substantial practitioner experience as an approved social worker. He is a member of the executive of the Social Perspectives Network and is the coordinator of its research subgroup. Jerry is also the social work advisor for the interdisciplinary Mental Health in Higher Education Project and the author of Social Theory, Power and Practice.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 737 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (15 Dec. 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #267,297 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for AMHP course 3 Jan. 2013
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Quoted Tew often re:social perspectives approach, not a great deal out there in comparison to the medical model therefore for a Social Worker AMHP I think this is an invaluable book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book review 29 Mar. 2010
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in the approved social worker training course, looked at social perspectives of mental illness, so this book was very useful in explaining what the social perspectives were.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 Nov. 2014
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A very good book for social work student. Highly recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 21 July 2014
very useful book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for AMHP course 7 May 2011
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I used this book when looking at the Social perspective. It has lots of short chapters, easy to understand and good for essays when you need ref's. The tutors on the course suggested this book and I would recommend it to any social worker, especially trainee AMHP's.
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