More Details about Psychological Aspects Of Functioning Disability And Health

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Author(s)David Peterson
PublisherSPRINGER
ISBN9780826123442
Pages336
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJuly 2010

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This text focuses on the psychological aspects of functioning, disability, and health as classified by the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). It provides a strong focus on psychopathology as classified in the DSM-IV TR, and how psychopathology can be integrated into the ICF to assist counselors to more effectively diagnose and treat disability-related psychiatric illness. Key features of this book: You can develop knowledge and understanding of mental health functioning and impairment based on the ICF and the DSM-IV-TR. You can apply the ICF conceptual framework to planning mental health assessment and related interventions. You can analyze diagnostic information from the DSM-IV-TR with the ICF's classification of functioning, disability, environmental barriers, and health.|This textbook focuses on psychopathology as classified in the DSM-IV-TR, and how it can be used with the ICF to assist mental health professionals while diagnosing and treating people with mental disorders. The book serves as a natural bridge between the DSM-IV-TR and the ICF, as a useful companion reference text. Students will learn the utility of using the ICF's biopsychosocial approach for conceptualising mental health functioning (body functions and structures), disability (activity limitati