Journey towards recovery in mental health

Francis, Abraham (2012) Journey towards recovery in mental health. In: Pulla, Venkat, Chenoweth, Lesley, Francis, Abraham, and Bakaj, Stefan, (eds.) Papers in Strengths Based Practice. Allied Publishers, New Delhi, India, pp. 19-33.

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Traditionally, mental health professionals have tended to focus on symptoms, illness and dysfunction. Strengths based practice uses clients' skills and personal strengths as the platform to engage with them. Using this as a background, this paper explores the emerging strengths-based perspectives in mental health field. It examines how strengths based principles can be applied in specific fields of mental health practice and specially in designing strengths based approach to recovery as each person's journey of recovery is unique. In this context, the paper also examines how practitioners can enhance client's capacities and instil a sense of hope, and empower the families and careers through this journey. Questions to be addressed include: what are some of the tools that social workers can use to assess the skills, competencies, and characteristics of individuals and families? How can Strength-based practice framework provide social work practitioners a reliable and valid way to engage with individuals and also in supporting them in their individual journey towards recovery.

Item ID: 25550
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-81-8424-810-4
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2013 23:25
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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