International Case Studies in Mental Health
- Senel Poyrazli - The Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Chalmer E. Thompson - Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis, University of California, Berkeley and JAIST, Tatsunokuhi
International Case Studies in Mental Health presents a variety of global cases from both developed and developing countries, detailing descriptions of the people who are seeking help to eliminate their distress and of the exceptional practitioners who provide the help. In most of the cases, the practitioner is someone who shares a similar heritage with her or his help seeker, and who is influenced at least partly by Western psychotherapy traditions. Each chapter also is a showcase of how scholars pair up with mental health practitioners to create a work that weaves together contextual and individual qualities to inform an understanding of the help-seeker and the intervention.
This book aims to help prepare both mental health trainees and practicing professionals to be effective in the provision of healing in their work with people in different regions of the world. Consequently, the authors hope to offer practitioners a glimpse of what can be achieved in these regions by people whose reputations within the respective communities are strong.
Course instruction provided by another professor
Both textbooks were used for the first time in 2013. Although they were good, the information was not enough for my course. I am, therefore, requesting a review copy of CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Science, Practice, and Culture,
3rd edition, DSM-5 Update by Andrew M. Pomerantz. I am anticipating that this text will fill the void left by the other two textbooks. I will continue to use the other two textbooks as a supplemental requirement for the course this year. The title of the course has been changed to "Behavioral Issues of Children and Adults."