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Special Issue "Second Edition of International Perspectives on Mental Health Social Work"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 2408
Special Issue Editors
Interests: mental health social work; mental health social work and the law; social work and political conflict
Interests: mental health social work; psychiatry and the law; reducing coercive interventions and restrictive practise; social inclusion and recovery-oriented practice
Interests: mental health social work; social determinants of mental health; human rights; mental health law; mental capacity law
Special Issue Information
This is the second Special Issue that we will be editing, following the success of the first: International Perspectives on Mental Health and Mental Health Social Work (Campbell, J., Brophy, L., & Davidson, G. (2022). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(12), 7387; https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/12/7387/htm.)
We wish to build upon the first Special Issue by focusing particularly on the mental health social work role, social work policies and social work education in local, national and international contexts. There are many forms of mental health services across the world, and within these services mental health social workers carry out a range of functions. Conventional approaches to understanding these roles tend to be informed by role domains that have evolved in Western models of delivery over the last hundred years. For example, in some jurisdictions, mental health social workers carry out prescribed legal duties in assessing risk and capacity. In other contexts, the role is more likely to be defined by types of therapeutic intervention or community-based approaches to assessing need. Increasingly, mental health social workers, as with other professions in this field, are expected to redress traditional imbalances of power with service users and their families. These conventional ways of describing the role are now being challenged by new paradigms, for example in terms of engagement with new social movements and green politics, and the opportunities that social media and technological advances create for policy, practice and education. Another imperative is to move beyond Eurocentric approaches to mental health social work, and to consider how professional ideologies and educational process can be decolonialised in response to the consequences of Black Lives Matter. We are also interested in contributions that can lead to our understanding of, and respecting, the contribution of First Nations knowledge to social work including these First Nations perspectives. Contributions can be in the form of original research, policy analysis and critical commentaries.
Prof. Dr. Jim Campbell
Prof. Dr. Lisa Brophy
Prof. Dr. Gavin Davidson
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- mental health social work
- mental health law
- therapeutic interventions
- recovery approaches
- assessing and managing risk
- anti-oppressive practice
- service evaluation
- community based interventions