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Factors Influencing Worker Morale: Evaluating Provider Demographics, Workplace Environment and Using ESTs

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Objectives: Mental health organizations are strongly encouraged to implement empirically supported treatments (ESTs); however, little is known about their working environments. The present study investigated how provider demographics, workplace environment, and whether ESTs were used affected the worker morale. Method: Frontline workers (N = 1,273) from 55 different programs in a single, large organization completed   …Continue Reading


Effects of Structural Family Therapy on Child and Maternal Mental Health Symptomatology

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Objective: This pilot study examined the effect of structural family therapy (SFT) on children’s impairment and depressive symptomatology and mothers’ depressive symptomatology and anxiety for 31 families served by a community mental health clinic. Method: A one group predesign/postdesign, with a baseline and two follow-up time points, was used. Results: A series of repeated measures   …Continue Reading


Cross-Validation of Mental Health Recovery Measures in a Hong Kong Chinese Sample

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Objectives: The concept of recovery has begun shifting mental health service delivery from a medical perspective toward a client-centered recovery orientation. This shift is also beginning in Hong Kong, but its development is hampered by a dearth of available measures in Chinese. Method: This article translates two measures of recovery (mental health recovery measure and   …Continue Reading


Book Review: The Profession of Social Work: Guided by History, Led by Evidence

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Book Review: Qualitative Methods for Practice Research

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