By B. F. Skinner
The elemental publication concerning the debatable philosophy referred to as behaviorism, written by way of its top exponent.
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2. Review practice experiences of integration of mental health services into primary health care in the communities to finally reiterate the compelling argument for respecting the universal aspiration for a better life and to support attainment of better quality of life in the communities where they live and to which they belong. 3. Review the recommendations that have emerged from various best practice case studies around the world. Article 32 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities requires that all countries ‘recognise the importance of international cooperation and its promotion, in support of national efforts for 8 Venkat Pulla the realisation of the purpose and objectives’ of the convention, and give an assurance to ‘undertake appropriate and effective measures’ to assist in tackling the social and economic impact of mental and psychosocial disabilities and illnesses (United Nations 2008).
Strengths-based practice is an approach to shift the lens away from the defining pathology and move forward with a holistic approach. This focus placed on people’s strengths ‘has constituted an important paradigm shift in social work’ (Trevithick 2012: 351). ‘A strengths perspective, as opposed to a deficit model, can put individuals in touch with the more resilient characteristics that they may have lost touch with. This perspective is consistent with anti-oppressive, empowerment, culturally sensitive and emancipatory approaches within social work because the work is built on the service users’ interpretation of events and the importance of validating the meaning they give to experience’ (Houston 2010, cited in Trevithick 2012: 351).
23) Occupational Therapists 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Source: Adapted from WHO (2011). therapists and psychiatrists is much lower than that of the medical or general practising doctors. 7 workers, representing all categories of professionals, per 100,000 people are working in the mental health sector. 8 median rates in higher-income countries. One of the interesting facets of MHA 2011 is to acknowledge the contributions made by what is called the informal sector that includes members of the families of persons with mental illness, that offer care.