Global Mental Health and Psychotherapy: Adapting Psychotherapy for Low- and Middle-Income Countries takes a detailed look at how psychotherapies can be adapted and implemented in low- and middle-income countries, while also illuminating the challenges and how to overcome them. The book addresses the conceptual framework underlying global mental health and psychotherapy, focusing on the importance of task-shifting, a common-elements approach, rigorous supervision, and the scaling up of psychotherapies. Specific psychotherapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and collaborative care are given in-depth coverage, as is working with special populations, such as children and adolescents, pregnant women, refugees, and the elderly.
In addition, treatment strategies for common disorders, such as depression, anxiety and stress, and substance abuse are covered, as are strategies for more severe mental disorders, such as schizophrenia.
- Provides adapted psychotherapy strategies for low- and middle-income countries
- Looks at special considerations for particular disorders and populations
- Covers the treatment of both common and severe mental health problems
- Focuses on task-shifting, a common-elements approach and scaling of psychotherapies
- Addresses cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and schema therapy
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Section 1: Conceptual Issues 1. Global mental health and psychotherapy: Importance of task-shifting and a systematic approach to adaptation 2. Transdiagnostic therapeutic approaches: A global perspective 3. Training and Supervision in global mental health and psychotherapy 4. Scaling up and implementing psychotherapies in low-resource settings
Section 2: Globalizing Psychotherapies 5. Cognitive-behavioural therapy around the globe 6. Emerging models of psychotherapy 7. Collaborative Care Models: A global perspective
Section 3: Clinical Disorders 8. Psychotherapy for depression and anxiety in low- and middle-income countries 9. Psychotherapy for PTSD and Stress Disorders 10. Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder 11. Psychotherapy for Substance Use Disorders
Section 4: Clinical Populations 12. Chronic Physical Diseases 13. Psychotherapy adaptation for children and adolescents 14. Psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders during pregnancy 15. Psychotherapy adaptation in aging populations 16. Refugees and Migrants
Professor Dan J. Stein is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Stein's research areas include anxiety, trauma-, and stressor-related disorders. His work ranges from basic neuroscience, through clinical investigations and trials, and on to epidemiological and cross-cultural studies.
Bass, Judith K.
Judith K.Bass is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of expertise include designing and evaluating methods for assessing mental health across different cultures and contexts and investigating the effectiveness of innovative prevention and intervention strategies in collaboration with in-country service providers; with a particular focus on the interconnectedness of mental health and economic development.
Hofmann, Stefan G.
Stefan G. Hofmann is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory at Boston University. Dr. Hofmann has served as President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. His research focuses on the mechanism of treatment change, translating discoveries from neuroscience into clinical applications, emotions, and cultural expressions of psychopathology.