Drawing on the authors’ experience in developing and implementing global mental health programs in crisis and development settings, A Guide to Global Mental Health Practice: Seeing the Unseen is designed for mental health, public health, and primary care professionals new to this emerging area.
The guide is organized topically and divided into four sections that move from organizing and delivering global mental health services to clinical practice, and from various settings and populations likely to be encountered to special issues unique to global work. Case studies based around a central scene are threaded throughout the book to convey what global mental health work actually involves.
Mental health professionals of all backgrounds, including social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and psychiatrists, as well as public health professionals and community level medical professionals and mental health advocates will benefit from this engaging primer. It is the book for anyone committed to addressing mental health issues in a low resource or crisis-hit setting, whether international or domestic.
Table of Contents
Foreword Richard E. Fuerch Introduction Part 1: Organizing for Global Mental Health 1. Epidemiology 2. Human Resources 3. Non-Human Resources 4. Socio-economic Conditions Part 2: Clinical Interventions 5. Pharmacology 6. Psychotherapy 7. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Part 3: Unique Practice Populations 8. Children Linda Chokroverty 9. Disasters 10. Displaced ('Placed') People 11. Rural Psychiatry Part 4: Special Issues 12. Psychiatric Abuses and Neglect 13. Stigma 14. The Practice of Global Mental Health 15. The Experience of Global Mental Health 16. Appendix Karen Carpio
Craig L. Katz, M.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.
Jan Schuetz-Mueller, M.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.