Luciano LAbate

Georgia State UniversityUnited States of America

Luciano L’Abate, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA where he developed the first Ph.D., Family Psychology Program in the world. He is a Diplomate and former Examiner of the American Board of Professional Psychology and Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, author and coauthor of over 300 papers, chapters, and book reviews in professional and scientific journals. He is also author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of over 50 books with 5 other books at various stages of production. His work has been translated in Argentina, China, Denmark, Finland, French-Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Poland. In 2003, he received a Silver Medal from the President of the University of Bari and the Renior Prize from the University of Lecce in Italy for Outstanding Achievement. In 2009, Dr. L’Abate was the recipient of the Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution in Applied Psychology from the American Psychological Association.

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In the book "Mental Illnesses - Evaluation, Treatments and Implications" attention is focused on background factors underlying mental illness. It is crucial that mental illness be evaluated thoroughly if we want to understand its nature, predict its long-term outcome, and treat it with specific rather than generic treatment, such as pharmacotherapy for instance. Additionally, community-wide and cognitive-behavioral approaches need to be combined to decrease the severity of symptoms of mental illness. Unfortunately, those who should profit the most by combination of treatments, often times refuse treatment or show poor adherence to treatment maintenance. Most importantly, what are the implications of the above for the mental health community? Mental illness cannot be treated with one single form of treatment. Combined individual, community, and socially-oriented treatments, including recent distance-writing technologies will hopefully allow a more integrated approach to decrease mental illness world-wide.

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