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The ethics of labeling in mental health

Author: Kristie Madsen; Peter Leech
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The focus of this book is the institution of professional mental health as it operates in America today, specifically addressing how the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSMMD), the primary resource used in the mental health profession, has influenced much larger social issues."--Provided by publisher.
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Madsen, Kristie, 1958-
Ethics of labeling in mental health.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007
(OCoLC)607374568
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristie Madsen; Peter Leech
ISBN: 9780786428724 0786428724
OCLC Number: 76792046
Description: viii, 200 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Making the case against diagnostic labeling --
Myth 1 : The mental health system truly serves the public good --
Introduction : the myth of serving the public good --
2. What we believe about helping professionals --
3. The therapist always knows best --
4. What we mean by mental health --
5. The medical model --
6. The world of secrecy --
7. Twin sisters of different mothers : disability or disorder? --
Myth 2 : the DSMMD applies to every client --
Introduction : When the DSMMD just doesn't serve --
8. Humpty Dumpty's guide to the DSMMD : critical issues in the diagnostic approach --
9. About fitting the square peg into the round hole --
10. Looking deeper into the pond : continuing the case against diagnostic labeling --
11. The mental health paradox : helping or harming --
12. Special forever : a kid's worst nightmare! --
13. Everyone needs a label, don't they? --
14. Looking beyond the label to serve every client --
15. The acknowledgment approach --
16. Assessment approaches --
17. The role of the therapist. Myth 3 : The mental health system is accessible to the disadvantaged --
Introduction : no clear pathways to the system --
18. Case : Joey --
19. Case : Sally --
20. Case : Barry --
21. Case : Tammy --
22. Case : Max --
Myth 4 : The system of diagnostic labeling provides solutions to social problems --
Introduction : the ultimate betrayal --
23. Understanding the origins of labeling --
24. Defining what we mean by serious mental illness --
25. Facing the ultimate challenge --
Afterthoughts --
Appendix : Code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Kristie Madsen and Peter Leech.
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