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Author Doyle, Alan.

Title Fountain house : creating community in mental health practice / Alan Doyle, Julius Lanoil, and Kenneth J. Dudek
Published New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 186 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Part I. Working Community; 1. Insights from Activity Group Therapy; 2. Reinventing Fountain House; 3. Core Principles of a Working Community; Part II. Social Practice; 4. Defining Social Practice; 5. Transformational Design; 6. Motivational Coaching; 7. Issues in Relationships; Afterword. A Place for Recovery in the Community; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Glossary; Notes; References; Index
Summary Since 1948, people suffering from mental health issues, mental health professionals, and committed volunteers have gathered at Fountain House in New York City to find relief from stigmatisation and social alienation. Its 'working community' approach has earned the organisation vast critical recognition, enabling it to replicate its methods across the world. This volume describes the humanity, social inclusivity, personal empowerment, and perpetual innovation of the Fountain House approach
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Fountain House (New York, N.Y.)
Fountain House (New York, N.Y.)
Community mental health services -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Mentally ill -- Deinstitutionalization -- New York (State) -- New York
Mentally ill -- Institutional care -- United States -- History
Mentally ill -- Rehabilitation -- New York (State) -- New York
Community mental health services.
Mentally ill -- Deinstitutionalization.
Mentally ill -- Institutional care.
Mentally ill -- Rehabilitation.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Experimental Psychology.
New York (State) -- New York.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Dudek, Kenneth J.
Lanoil, Julius.
ISBN 0231535996