Details the properties and effects of psychotropic medications and other substances, and provides recommendations on how to advise pregnant or lactating women using these substances.
Provides a conceptual framework along with practical ideas and strategies for recognizing and addressing complex post-traumatic stress responses in female clients who have a history of early or chronic abuse.
Draws on the latest theory and research to offer strategies for improving practice and developing policy to support women with substance use problems. A valuable resource for program developers and administrators, researchers and policy makers, therapists and counsellors, and educators and students.
With an interest in changing paradigms in mental health practice, the multidisciplinary group of authors analyzes issues affecting women’s mental health and illnesses within an immigration and settlement context, critically examines literature and current research and suggests practice strategies for mental health professionals working with this population.