Monthly Archives: February 2014

Considerations on Research in Family Therapy: An Interview with Rudolf Moos

Professor Rudolf Moos was Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University from 1972, and throughout his career has been a prolific researcher in a number of domains, most recently drug and alcohol abuse and recovery. He is now Emeritus. At the time of this interview in 1985, he was best known for the Family Environment Scale, an instrument providing a rich psycho-sociocultural measure of family functioning.

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Martin, G., 1986. Considerations On Research in Family Therapy: An Interview with Rudolf Moos. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, Vol 7, No. 2.

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Mental Health and Work: Issues and Perspectives

This book was commissioned by Auseinet and developed in collaboration with VicHealth (the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation), and funded by the Commonwealth through its Mental Health Branch. It sought to address the significant issue of work and mental health, significant issue from a variety of perspectives. Identity, meaning and participation are critical social and emotional dimensions of work. It has meaning for all individuals in society. As a consequence, work directly impacts on whole of community emotional and social wellbeing.

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Morrow, L., Verins, I. and Willis, E. (2002). Mental Health and Work: Issues and Perspectives. Adelaide, Auseinet: The Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health.

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Youth Suicide Issues in General Practice

In this survey of over 6000 young Australians, evidence suggests that there are fundamental mental health factors that all GPs should explore with young people to assess the risk of self harm. These include feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness, the pattern and type of drug use, a history of sexual abuse, concerns about sexuality and sexual identity.

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Beckinsale, P., Martin, G. & Clark, S., 2001. Youth Suicide Issues in General Practice. Australian Family Physician, 30: 4, 391-394.

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