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Community Psychology and the Socio-economics of Mental Distress

International Perspectives

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03 July 2012

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Providing unique global perspectives on community psychology, this is exciting and important reading for students and researchers alike, written by leading experts in the field. Drawing on a wealth of experience and...

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Providing unique global perspectives on community psychology, this is exciting and important reading for students and researchers alike, written by leading experts in the field. Drawing on a wealth of experience and examples, it offers an essential guide to the political global context of this fast-developing area of psychology.

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Exciting and developing area of community psychology
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Contributions from a wide range of leading experts and professionals in their specialist areas
Offers uniquely global perspective of community psychology

Introduction: Community Psychology and the Socio-economics of Mental Distress: International Perspectives; C.Walker, K.Johnson, and L.Cunningham
PART I: SOCIO-ECONOMICS AND MENTAL DISTRESS
Introduction; C.Walker
Seroxat: the Corruption of Pharmacological Corporations, Health Care Professionals, Politicians and Academics; P.Duckett
Gambling: Government and Industry Promotion of a Dangerous Form of Consumption; J.Orford
Neoliberal Ideology and Personal Debt in the UK; C.Walker
The Operation of a Suicidal Cohort and its Socio-economic Origins; C.Curtis and B.Curtis
Mental Health and Community Psychology in India; S.Bhatia
PART II: PSYCHOLOGY, IDEOLOGY AND MODES OF INTERVENTIONS
Introduction; K.Johnson
Social Integration, Violence and Mental Health in Columbia; C.Quenza
Supporting Global Mental Health: Critical Community Psychology as a Potential Panacea?; R.Burgess
Developing a Cambodian Psychology; L.Cunningham, N.Hema, S.Sovandara, K.Sareth, P.Peou, K.Hourn and S.Hour
Communities and Professional Identities: South African Women Students' Accounts of Applied Psychology Training; J.Callaghan
Community Psychology as a Globalised Commodity? A South African Perspective; R.Carolissen
PART III: INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE PROJECTS
Introduction; L.Cunningham
Charting a Path From Data to Action: A Culturally Sensitive Intervention for Adolescent Self-Harm in Sri Lanka; J.Marecek
Housing for People with Lived Experience of Mental Health Issues: Housing First as a Strategy to Improve Quality of Life; G.Nelson, P.Goering and S.Tsemberis
Developing a Tenant Organisation as a Resource in Supported Housing; B.Kloos, K.Scrimenti, N.Masson, S.Zimmerman, B.Davis, and D.Snow
The Clubhouse Model and Community Psychology; S.Phillips
Liberation of the Social Consciousness through Alternative Learning and Action Research: Work in Progress with the Aytas of the Philippines; E.Estacio and D.Marks
Art, Social Action and Social Change; M.Murray
Conclusion
Global Mental Health, Cultural Specificity and the Risk of Neo-colonialism: Challenges for Critical Community Psychology; K.Johnson.
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Carl Walker is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Brighton, UK. His research interests in recent years include social inequality, identity and mental distress, cultural representations of mental health and experiences of employment.

Katherine Johnson is Principal Lecturer in Psychology and Director of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Brighton, UK. Her research connects social, critical and community psychology perspectives with interdisciplinary gender and queer studies. 

Liz Cunningham is Senior Lecturer in Community Research and Practice at the University of Brighton, UK. In recent years, her key research interests have been the development of culturally appropriate psychology; the use...

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Carl Walker is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Brighton, UK. His research interests in recent years include social inequality, identity and mental distress, cultural representations of mental health and experiences of employment.

Katherine Johnson is Principal Lecturer in Psychology and Director of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Brighton, UK. Her research connects social, critical and community psychology perspectives with interdisciplinary gender and queer studies. 

Liz Cunningham is Senior Lecturer in Community Research and Practice at the University of Brighton, UK. In recent years, her key research interests have been the development of culturally appropriate psychology; the use of participatory action research (PAR); social and community development, and oral history methods.

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