The only Canadian textbook to offer a comprehensive overview of the legal and policy framework for mental health practice in social work, this text combines analysis of case studies with careful examination of evidence-based practices. Accessible, rigorous, and grounded in research, the authors outline the social work practices that will best assist individuals and families struggling with mental health challenges.
About the Authors:
Cheryl Regehr is the vice-president and provost of the University of Toronto. She is a professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Previously she was dean of Social Work and director of the Centre for Applied Social Research and the Research Institute for Evidence-Based Social Work. In addition, she has been a member of several editorial boards for internationalscholarly journals and of committees adjudicating grants for national granting councils. Her practice background includes 20 years of direct service in forensic social work and emergency mental health and in the administration of mental health programs. As a forensic social worker, she specialized in workplace trauma interventions and civil litigation and criminal court assessments of trauma victims and violent offenders. Her current research uses experimental design methods to examine factorsinfluencing social work assessments of suicide risk.
Graham Glancy is a Founder of Forensic Psychiatry in Canada and is President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law and an assistant clinical professor at McMaster University. His clinical work involves consultation to the legal and medical community, correctional facilities, and private companies. In his previous role of chief of the Forensic Service at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), he was instrumental in developing and running the Sex Offender Treatment Program and the Relapse Prevention Group. He was also director of the post-graduate psychiatry program at the Clarke Institute. He is a past president of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and was on a team to develop the first Canadian examination for certification in Forensic Psychiatry. In 2000, he was awarded the Bruno Cormier Award for outstanding contribution to forensic psychiatry.