Mental Health Diagnostic Concepts in School Social Work: A Review of Selected Concepts in Mental Health Diagnoses Useful to School Social Workers, With Particular Reference to the Attendance Teacher, 1940–1960
Throughout this dissertation the term mental health is used. We can describe this term as a public health movement which has as its major objective the prevention, as well as the treatment of mental illness. Its major objective is to provide as full and complete a life as is possible to obtain. Its basic core of knowledge is contributed by the various behavioral sciences which give an understanding of human behavior. The main body of such scientific knowledge has come from psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Mental health also includes the various forms of treatment developed during the past fifty years. The major objective of such treatment is to restore a person who is mentally-ill to as close to a normal state of functioning as is possible. Physical illness includes all minor, as well as major, health conditions which deviate from a normal state. Mental health includes all forms of deviate behavior which do not come under the classification of normal. This would mean that minor personality difficulties, as well as major psychoses, would be considered as conditions subject to mental health treatment.
Social work|Clinical psychology|Mental health|Public health|Behavioral psychology
Kaufman, Maurice Murray, "Mental Health Diagnostic Concepts in School Social Work: A Review of Selected Concepts in Mental Health Diagnoses Useful to School Social Workers, With Particular Reference to the Attendance Teacher, 1940–1960" (1960). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725057.