Towards A Mental Health System That Work by Scott Michael J.
Research has established that there are efficacious psychological therapies for most common mental disorders. In Towards a Mental Health System That Works psychologist Michael J Scott details the reforms necessary to ensure that consumers of services receive an evidence-based treatment. This book examines: * the social significance of interventions that target mental-wellbeing and psychological disorder * why treatments are 'lost in translation' from research to routine practise * steps that can be taken towards a translation that better recognises the complexity of research and ensures fidelity to an evidence-based treatment protocol * the deleterious effects of current provision on clients and therapists Towards a Mental Health System that Works is a valuable resource for therapists mental health practitioners clinical commissioning groups and politicians enabling them to critically evaluate service provision distil what constitutes cost-effective evidence based mental health practice across the whole spectrum of disorders and client populations and chart a new direction. It also serves as a guide to consumers of mental health services their friends and family allowing them to understand what they are likely to experience and what they can demand.