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Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice
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Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Anita Lightburn and Phebe Sessions


This volume builds the bridge between books on community practice and on clinical practice, including 33 chapters written by social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists, for clinicians making the transition to community-based work. This is the first handbook to address this gap and provide guidance for today's community practitioners. Its overarching goal is to support the ongoing development of community-based mental health care, drawing on practical examples. This collection outlines the history and philosophy of community practice, and also illustrates the state of the art, with exampl ... More

Keywords: community-based clinical practice, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, clinicians, community practitioners, mental health care, school-based practice, mental health services, community practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195159226
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anita Lightburn, editor
Fordham University

Phebe Sessions, editor
Smith College

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I Introduction and Model of Practice

II Paradigm Shift and Essentials in Community Practice

III The Leadership Journey in Community-Based Clinical Practice: Practice, Theory, and Policy

IV Practice Examples

A Early Intervention and Family Support

B School-Based Practice

C Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Families

D Community Mental Health for Adults

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