Community Mental Health and Behavioral-Ecology

A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Abraham M. Jeger
  • Robert S. Slotnick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Behavioral-Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Abraham M. Jeger, Robert S. Slotnick
      Pages 1-5
    3. Abraham M. Jeger, Robert S. Slotnick
      Pages 7-26
    4. Abraham M. Jeger, Robert S. Slotnick
      Pages 27-42
    5. Abraham M. Jeger, Robert S. Slotnick
      Pages 43-86
  3. Community Alternatives to Institutionalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Abraham M. Jeger, Robert S. Slotnick
      Pages 87-93
    3. Robert Paul Liberman, Timothy G. Kuehnel, Julie M. Kuehnel, Thad Eckman, Jeffrey Rosenstein
      Pages 95-112
    4. Louis G. Tornatzky, Esther O. Fergus
      Pages 113-126
    5. Eileen D. Edmunson, Jeffrey R. Bedell, Robert P. Archer, Richard E. Gordon
      Pages 127-139
  4. Consultation as Indirect Service

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Abraham M. Jeger, Robert S. Slotnick
      Pages 141-146
    3. Sandra Twardosz, Todd Risley
      Pages 147-159
    4. Kenneth R. Suckerman, Paulette Hines, Steven B. Gordon
      Pages 161-170
    5. Steven Friedman
      Pages 187-196
  5. Prevention as Community Enhancement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Abraham M. Jeger, Robert S. Slotnick
      Pages 197-202
    3. Maurice J. Elias, Jack M. Chinsky, George J. Allen, Stephen W. Larcen
      Pages 203-216

About this book


This volume is addressed to professionals and students in community mental health-including researchers, clinicians, administrators, educa­ tors, and students in relevant specialities within the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social work, public health, and nursing. The intent of this book is to serve as a practical resource for professionals and also as a di­ dactic text for students. In addition,·the volume seeks to make a theoret­ ical contribution to the field by presenting, for the first time in book form, a behavioral-ecological perspective in community mental health. We present behavioral-ecology as an emerging perspective that is concerned with the interdependence of people, behavior, and their sociophysical environments. Behavioral-ecology attributes mental health problems to transactions between persons and their settings, rather than to causes rooted exclusively within individuals or environments. In this vol­ ume we advance the notion of behavioral-ecology as an integration of two broad perspectives--behauioral approaches as derived from the indi­ vidual psychology of learning, and ecological approaches as encompassing the study of communities, environments, and social systems. Through the programs brought together in this book we are arguing for a merging of these two areas for purposes of advancing theory, research, and prac­ tice in community mental health.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Abraham M. Jeger
    • 1
  • Robert S. Slotnick
    • 1
  1. 1.New York Institute of Technology at Old WestburyOld WestburyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3358-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3356-2
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