Global Mental Health and Psychotherapy,
Edition 1 Adapting Psychotherapy for Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Edited by Dan J. Stein, Judith K. Bass and Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD

Publication Date: 15 Feb 2019

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.

Key Features

  • 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
About the author
Edited by Dan J. Stein, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa ; Judith K. Bass, Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA and Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory, Boston University, MA, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128149324
Page Count: 391
Retail Price : £118.00
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mental health clinicians worldwide; academic researchers working in the global mental health area; graduate students in psychology and mental health related disciplines; global mental health advocates and policy makers