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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Interdisciplinary Working in Mental Health

ISBN 9780333948026
Publication Date June 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Presenting a model for interdisciplinary working, this book offers an overview of practice and policy across a range of mental health settings. It explores how to combine skills, theories and expertise from a range of disciplines in response to the diverse needs of service users, from children to older people, and those with complex needs.

DI BAILEY Reader in Social Work at the University of Durham, UK, with fifteen years experience in interprofessional education and training. Di has a background in psychology and social work and she has worked in a variety of settings spanning the statutory and independent sector and forensic services. Her research interests include developing interdisciplinary mental health services and the involvement of service users in mental health care delivery.

PART I: THE CONTEXTS OF INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKING The Evolution of Interdisciplinary Working: Definitions and Policy Context
Models and Values for Interdisciplinary Working in Mental Health
Interdisciplinary Working and the Mental Health Legislation
Interdisciplinary Care Planning in Mental Health 
Interdisciplinary Risk Assessment Planning and Management
PART II: INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKING IN PRACTICE Involving People Who Use Services in Interdisciplinary Working in Mental Health
Interdisciplinary Working with People with Mental Health Problems in Primary Care 
Interdisciplinary Working with Children and Young People with Mental Health Problems
Interdisciplinary Working with Older Adults with Mental Health Needs
Interdisciplinary Working with Individuals with Complex Needs
Interdisciplinary Education and Training
Managing Interdisciplinary Working and Practice in Mental Health.


Having wide appeal for students and practitioners alike, and for different disciplines, this is essential team reading. Additionally, for any interdisciplinary serivce or team currently faced with disintegration, the book provides a critical challenge to any undermining of the power and benefits to service users in joint working.' -Professional Social Work
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