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LIU Brooklyn Professor Edits Cutting-Edge Text on Community Mental Health

Populations covered include people affected by the Great Recession


Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Jessica Rosenberg, associate professor of social work at LIU BrooklynBrooklyn, N.Y. – Just out from Routledge publishers is "Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century, second edition," co-edited by Jessica Rosenberg, associate professor of social work at LIU Brooklyn.

The first edition of "Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century,"published in 2006, quickly established itself as one of the most comprehensive and timely books about mental health practice in community settings. The new edition provides the most up-to-date research and treatment models in the field.

Experts from a wide range of professions – social work, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, public health, sociology and law – explore the major trends, best practices, and policy issues shaping community mental health services today. In their coverage of each topic the authors shift the focus from management to recovery.

"Students preparing to become community health professionals or who are choosing a career in any of the other health professions will find this text invaluable," said Barry Eckert, dean of the School of Health Professions at LIU Brooklyn.

New chapters deal with distinct populations of clients, including veterans, children and youth, Latinos, and those affected by the Great Recession.

The second edition of "Community Mental Health" is packed full with information for both students and practitioners of social work, psychology, sociology, psychiatry, and related disciplines. An online companion site provides instructional resources for faculty and for students and can be accessed at

Rosenberg co-edited the textbook with her husband Samuel Rosenberg, dean of the School of Social Science and Human Services and professor of social work and sociology at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She has published numerous articles on issues related to mental health, stigma, immigration, serious mental illness and labor unions. Her current research is in the area of community mental health practice in a post-recession world. At LIU Brooklyn, she directs the University-Community collaboration to support grandparents raising grandchildren.

Samuel Rosenberg has been a direct practitioner for more than 25 years. He produced "The Whole Family," a psychoeducational film for Latino families that is used at colleges and universities throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America.

The Rosenbergs have resided in Brooklyn's Park Slope section for 20 years.

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Posted 08/30/2012

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