First published in 1998, this pioneering text examines how social, political and organisational changes in Ireland have shaped mental health social work practice in the late twentieth century. The co-editors have gathered together a range of contributors who provide knowledge and expertise in a variety of disciplines and practice settings which helps reveal the complex relationship between mental health social work, the citizen and the state in Ireland, North and South. The volume includes chapters on a range of current issues facing mental health social workers and practitioners drawing on various sources in Ireland, Europe and North America. These include psychiatric social work practice, mental health policy, mental health social work and the law, community care policies, addictions work, and work with older people.
1. Introduction. Roger Maktelow and Jim Campbell. 2. A History of Mental Health Social Work in Northern Ireland. Stanley Herron. 3. Mental Health Policy in Northern Ireland. Pauline Prior. 4. Mental Health Policy in the Republic of Ireland: Backwards into the Future. Fred Powell. 5. Mental Health Social Work and the Law in Northern Ireland. Jim Campbell. 6. Mental Health Social Work and the Law in the Republic of Ireland. Paul Guckian. 7. Community Care and the Social Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities in Northern Ireland. Roger Manktelow. 8. Deinstitutionalisation in the Republic of Ireland: a Case for Re-Definition? Máire Leane and Lydia Sapouna. 9. Mental Health Social Work and Addictions in Northern Ireland. Barbara Ward. 10. Mental Health Social Work and Addictions in the Republic of Ireland. Shane Butler. 11. Mental Health Social Work with Older People in Northern Ireland. Faith Gibson. 12. Mental Health Social Work with Older People in the Republic of Ireland. Janet Convery.
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