Recovery and Resilience of Persons with Mental Problems: Conceptual Interpretation and Interaction

Kam-shing Yip
Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY022000



Volume 10

Issue 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Recovery has been the most important concept and ideology in working with clients with mental problems. In 2004, recovery was adopted by the United States Federal government as the guiding principles in mental health services and intervention. Resilience has also been an uprising concept in working with children, adolescents and families which are facing hardships, sufferings and traumas. Comparing these two crucial definitions, one may easily discover that recovery and resilience both focus on the individuals’ ability to actualize their potentials, to work through difficulties and hardships. Also, both concepts stress that individuals’ struggle and journal of healing can help them live with and cope with obstacles in the environment. Finally, this book examines how these two concepts emphasize that individuals can live fully according to their own views and life. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter One: Resilience and Recovery: Implications to Clients with Mental Problems
(Kam-shing Yip)

Chapter Two: Conceptual Review of Concept of Resilience: Its Implications and Applicability in Chinese Culture
(Kam-shing Yip and Min Tong)



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