Best Practices in Mental Health

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, Fall

Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Serious Mental Disorder: A Bioecological Approach
Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Serious Mental Disorder: A Bioecological Approach Edward H. Taylor New York: Oxford University Press 408 Pages (hardcover), $65.00, ISBN: 9780195324792Reviewed by Phyllis SolomonI was most excited at the prospect of...
Characteristics of Adult Offenders with Developmental Disabilities in Large Urban Environments
Service delivery in the field of mental health and developmental disabilities is a challenging mission due to the various conditions and legal statuses of the individuals diagnosed with these disabilities. The large number of people experiencing these...
Depression in Hispanic Adults Who Immigrated as Youth: Results from the National Latino and Asian American Study
The association between mental illness and the immigration process is complex and not well understood. Immigration is a process not only of relocating but also of adapting to one's new environment. Adaptation is an individualized process (Berry, 1992)...
Evidence-Based Practices for Social Workers
Evidence-Based Practices for Social Workers Thomas O'Hare Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books 855 pages (paperback), $92.95, ISBN 978-1-935871-70-5Reviewed by Danielle E. ParrishThe second edition of Evidence-Based Practices for Social Workers, An Interdisciplinary...
Facial Overblanketing and Infant Mental Health: Can a Common Parenting Practice Affect Early Visual and Social Learning?
IntroductionInfants' brains develop as they observe the world around them (Atkinson, 2000; Johnson, 2013). For example, infants gain knowledge by watching objects move in and out of sight and formulating associations of these various views (Johnson,...
Family Interventions for Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Review for Practitioners
IntroductionAn estimated 58 percent of the active duty population consists of military families (O'Donnell, Begg, Lipson, & Elvander, 2011). Stresses families face in the military include long separations; increased difficulty in parenting children;...
Immigration and Mental Health: Just Because It's Said on the Web Doesn't Make It So
This review includes websites that discuss mental health and immigration. Although the web offers a wealth of reliable information concerning this topic, the news media also give anecdotal information whose accuracy may be questionable. It is important...
Recognizing Clients' Mental Health Needs: A Necessary Condition of Best Practices
This issue includes six articles on best practices with a variety of client concerns. The common theme tends toward recognizing the needs of clients. The lead article by Jaggers and MacNeil examines depression in Hispanic adults who immigrated while...
Substance Abuse Vulnerability among Homeless Adults in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Multilevel Assessment Framework
IntroductionHomeless individuals with substance abuse generally have experienced a more severe homeless history including more abuse and trauma than others of the homeless population (Coates & McKensie-Mohr, 2010). Substance abuse increases complexities...
Using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (Adolescent Version) to Identify Secondary Students with Emotional Disturbance
Emotional disturbance (ED) is the fourth most common disability of students receiving special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; 2004). According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2013), approximately...
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