- Written by national experts in mental and public health
- The book is unique in providing a public health framework of the most significant issues facing mental health policy makers, administrators, planners, and practitioners
- Each chapter closes with a section titled "Implications for Mental Health" that highlights the importance of the chapter for the overall field of mental health services delivery.
- The framework of the text is public health, unlike any other text in the field.
This revised and expanded third edition text utilizes a public health framework and the latest epidemiological, treatment, and service systems research to promote a comprehensive understanding of the organization, financing, and delivery of mental health and substance abuse services in the United States. Written by national experts in the field, this timely work will provide policymakers, administrators, clinicians, and public health and behavioral health graduate students with the knowledge base needed to manage and transform mental health service systems, both nationally and locally.
The book is unique in providing a public health framework of the most significant
issues facing mental health policy makers, administrators, planners, and practitioners.
It combines issues (e.g., evaluation; law; ethnicity) that extend across different
age groups, treatment settings, and disorders, with issues that are population
and disorder specific.
The publication of this book is timely for those involved with the debate over national health care reform legislation, and provides important and timely information (on populations at-risk for mental disorders, services, and systems issues) for those responsible for implementing policies and programs resulting from this reform effort.
Readership: Faculty and students in graduate level programs in: · Public health; · Community mental health; · Behavioral health; · Social work; · mental health counseling; · substance abuse counseling; · psychiatric nursing; · clinical psychology; · social/community psychology; · educational psychology; · community/public psychiatry; · socio health sciences; · medical sociology; · medical anthropology Faculty, staff, and students with an interest in mental health policy 2. Mental health policy makers, planner, & evaluators Mental health and substance abuse administrators, managers, practitioners, and clinical administrators Public health officials Social Workers and case managers Individuals who work in community mental health centers and substance abuse clinics/agencies
Edited by Bruce Lubotsky Levin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Mental Health Institute, Edited by Kevin D. Hennessy, and Edited by John Petrila, JD, LLM, Professor and Chair of the Deparment of Mental Health Policy, University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Mental Health Institute