Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health,
The Handbook of Training and Practice in Infant and Preschool Mental Health
The Second Edition of the Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging describes innovations in clinical practice for populations that social workers serve, overviews of the arenas in which they practice, and major developments in the social policies that structure and finance health care and senior services.
The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging; Biological and Social Influences on Aging; Behavioral Processes and Aging; and Complex Behavioral Concepts and Processes in Aging. The 6th edition of the Handbook is considerably changed from the previous edition. Half of the chapters are on new topics and the remaining half are on returning subjects that are entirely new presentations by different authors of new material. Some of the exciting new topics include Contributions of Cognitive Neuroscience to Understanding Behavior and Aging, Everyday Problem Solving and Decision Making, Autobiographical Memory, and Religion and Health Late in Life. The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging. The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Sixth Edition is part of the Handbooks on Aging series, including Handbook of the Biology of Aging and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, also in their 6th editions.
Drawing on a wealth of experience from both current and past practitioners in mental health, this book is a handbook for Approved Mental Health Practitioners at a time of uncertainty and change. The book considers the themes and issues relating to the role, the present day challenges and future directions for the profession.
The Mental Health Practitioner & the Law – A Comprehensive Handbook
The refugee population, due to both pre-migration and post-migration factors, is likely to experience mental health problems and encounter other situations which make living difficult. Some of the problems faced by refugees in the developing countries include inadequate food, poor social infrastructures, unemployment and physical insecurity. Also, the prevalence of mental health problems among refugees is generally known to be relatively high. In West Africa, this situation is further worsened by the dearth of studies on the mental health status of refugees in the region. This book thus appraises the mental health and quality of life of adult refugees and non-refugees in Southwest Nigeria.
Historically mental health services and policy have failed to incorporate a holistic definition of mental health and mental health promotion in their underlying philosophy and scope, giving rise to gaps in service provision. In this investigation, in-depth interviews were conducted with key informants and lay persons in order to determine prevailing needs, desires, and conceptualisations related to mental health and mental health promotion. The results were then compared with existing literature and current policy in New Zealand. The mental health constructions of lay participants were found to be generally holistic and positively oriented towards wellness, although the link between individual constructions and personal mental health experience was contrary to that anticipated. Nonetheless, the importance of mental health construction in mental health experience was strongly demonstrated. A number of concerns were voiced by participants regarding mental health services and strategies for population and personal mental well-being. These form the basis of implications for improvements of mental health promotion policy and practice.
The concept of ‘human nature’ and the ‘nature of mind’ are constantly under the evolutionary process due to the researches in human biology, humanistic psychology and neurosciences etc. Emotional Intelligence is one of the emerging areas in psychology which has revolutionised the process of human social communication and relationship building. Apart from Emotional Intelligence, the other types of intelligence like Mental Intelligence, Social Intelligence and Spiritual Intelligence based on specific human faculties have also been worked out by the psychologist and researchers. The book helps to understand the mental health of school students in light of various factors and show relation of mental health with emotional intelligence. The knowledge about Mental Health and Emotional Intelligence enable teachers, educators, volunteers, managers, professionals to perform and understand specific functions like human action, thought, feeling and inner awareness.
Achutha Menon Centre Positive Mental Health Scale (AMCPMHS) was developed and used to study positive mental health (PMH) among young people in a part of India. It revealed lower PMH among females even after controlling for other variables; the correlates of positive mental health differentially influence the mental health of young men and women. Path analysis shows the conditions that contribute to the low PMH score of young people. The next phase of the study identified areas for possible effective policy interventions for promoting mental health in young people. A multi-method study. References: 1.Ganga NS & Kutty VR. (2012) Measuring positive mental health: Development of the Achutha Menon Centre Positive Mental Health Scale (AMCPMHS). Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health (doi: 10.1177/1010539512444119). 2.Ganga NS, Kutty VR, Thomas I. (2014) Determinants of Positive Mental Health: A Path Model. Mental Health Review Journal. (doi:10.1108/MHRJ-05-2013-0018). 3.Ganga NS & Kutty VR. (2013) Identifying key strategies to promote positive mental health of young people in the state of Kerala, India. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion (doi:10.1080/14623730.2013.789627).