Mental Health Issues and the Urban Poor

Mental Health Issues and the Urban Poor

Pergamon General Psychology Series

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Authors: Dorothy Alita Evans, William L. Claiborn
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154022

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Mental Health Issues and the Urban Poor is a collection of papers presented at the Third Annual Symposium on Current Issues in Community-Clinical Psychology: Mental Health Issues and the Urban Poor, held at the University of Maryland, in March 1973. This book presents the relevance of mental health theory and technology to problems in coping faced by the urban poor. Comprised of five parts, the book first highlights the trends and issues concerning mental health and poverty. It then discusses existing perspectives on values, theory, and research and illustrates models for mental health action aimed at alleviating the problems of the urban poor. This text also provides examples of training and service programs in mental health professions. This book is valuable to mental health professionals interested in fresh and realistic perspectives on mental health services provided to the poor.

Table of Contents

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    Part I Introduction

    Chapter 1 Trends and Issues

    Part II Values, Theory, and Research

    Chapter 2 Social Action and Community Mental Health

    The Social Responsibility of Community Mental Health Centers

    Chapter 3 Victim Blame and Mental Health

    The Struggle for Mental Health

    Chapter 4 Consumer Sensitive Program Planning and Evaluation

    Service Effectiveness and the Problem of Evaluation

    Chapter 5 Social Values and Mental Health Practices

    Is Psychotherapy Relevant to the Needs of the Urban Poor?

    Part III Models For Service Delivery and Program Planning

    Chapter 6 Mental Health and Social Systems

    Community Mental Health from a "Change-Agent" Point of View

    Chapter 7 Federalism and Funding of Mental Health Programs

    National Trends in the Financing of Mental Health Programs

    Chapter 8 Toward an Equitable Therapy for the Poor

    A Missing Component in Mental Health Services to the Urban Poor: Services In-Kind to Others

    Part IV Training and Service Programs

    Chapter 9 Community-Based Training

    Training Residents in "Outer Space"

    Chapter 10 A Model of Service to Youth

    Making Innovative Community Mental Health Programs Marketable

    Chapter 11 Advocacy and Activism

    The Role of Advocacy in Community Mental Health: Two Case Presentations

    Part V an Overview

    Chapter 12 Summary and Conclusions


Product details

  • No. of pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154022

About the Authors

Dorothy Alita Evans

William L. Claiborn

About the Editors

Arnold P. Goldstein

Leonard Krasner

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