A title that attempts to explain the whole subject of psychiatry. It reviews the historical development of psychiatry, the places where there is much agreement on treatment and where there is not, throughout alert to where psychiatry helps, and where it is imperfect.
In this study, Dominick LaCapra offers a broad-ranging, critical enquiry into the problem of trauma, notably with respect to major historical events. In a series of interlocking essays, he explores theoretical and literary-critical attempts to come to terms with trauma.
Addressing the underlying philosophy and rationale for the training of psychotherapists, this book asks how training can prepare them for a task whose practitioners cannot even agree as to whether it is a science or an art, a clinical interaction or a profoundly humane encounter.
The detailed narratives reflect a width of practice, including both clinical and educational perspectives. Contributors drawn from practice around the world give an international perspective to a subject which is central to the growing maturity of occupational therapy.
Due to the nature of psychiatric illnesses, which do not lend themselves to standard treatment procedures, the therapists working with people with mental issues must have strong clinical reasoning skills. This book aims to help therapists gain the clinical reasoning skills that enables them to provide effective mental health treatment.
Serves as a tool for therapists working with people with communication difficulties. This edition is a manual of over 50 group exercises for use when working with groups to help those taking part to overcome problems with interpersonal communication. It explains the use of exercises in the context of the developments in psychiatric medicine.
Structured around DASIE - a systematic five stage model of the helping process - each stage of the model is presented and illustrated in simple "how to" language, to give an introduction to the lifeskills helping approach. Learning points are highlighted along with relevant case materials.
Collecting together accounts, both professional and personal, of R.D. Laing, this book features conversations, letters, photographs and poetry. The contributors include Allen Ginsberg, Anthony Clare, Ralph Metzner and Van Morrison.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a treatment that helps to reduce psychological symptoms by intervening in relationship difficulties. This book highlights common clinical issues and covers a range of interpersonal problems and psychopathology for which IPT is applicable. It draws on theoretical and research aspects.
Incidents of violence and aggression are steadily increasing and consequently personal safety in working environment can no longer be taken for granted. This book acts as a guide to effective management of violence and aggression within clinical environment. It helps to understand both principles and techniques.
This volume deals with a complex and controversial subject - multiple personality. It is based on an account from a survivor of abuse who talks about her own history of abuse in childhood and in adulthood, and describes her experience of having multiple selves, and the impact of this.
Provides a series of reflective learning tasks to support counsellors through key stages in training. This book contributes to the process of becoming an effective counsellor by enabling consolidation of personal learning and development, and facilitating the integration of theory, practice and personal experience.
Describes one of the most extraordinary neurological cases - one that profoundly changed the scientific study of consciousness. Written to be accessible to students and popular science readers, this title takes us on a journey into the unconscious mind.
There's a way to think about stress. Sure, some stress is inevitable, but being 'stressed out' isn't. In fact, we can learn to rechannel the powerful stress activators in our lives to make us even more effective. This book leads us to an appreciation of the mind - body connection so that we learn how to reduce stress.
Contains eight case-studies of people the author has treated, including a woman of 67, obsessively pining with love for her 32-year-old previous therapist and a woman of 19 stone who has emotional difficulties because of her weight problem. This title includes stories that reveal the diversity of human motivation.
In her examination of the anorectic's struggle, Susie Orbach sees women's eating problems as symbolizing the battle for autonomy in which every woman is engaged by identifying the first and most important arena of contention, a woman's body.
Panic disorder is a relatively common psychological condition, characterized by sudden attacks of intense fear, often bordering on terror. This edition includes information on treatment and discusses the relationship between panic disorder and other anxiety conditions. It is intended for those who are affected by this disorder.
In this groundbreaking book, the bestselling author of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children's lives into one of the most rewarding.
Counselors and psychotherapists are divided about the morality and efficacy of short-term psychotherapy and counseling. The model of therapy described Time-Conscious Psychological Therapy is based on flexible adjustment to the life pattern
Now in its sixth edition and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has been the unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias for almost thirty years.
A psychobiography of a psychoanalyst by another who was pupil, colleague and friend for over 35 years. Fairbairn was - with Klein and Winnicott - one of the founders of the "object relations" approach to psychoanalysis, which bases personality development on early childhood experiences.
Nancy Chodorow takes her fellow psychoanalysts to task for their accounts of deviant gender and sexuality. In this her treatment of sexuality and love, she asks the question: is psychoanalysis capable of addressing questions of multiplicity and variability in gender development and gender diversity?
Written by a clinical psychologist, Siblings give parents the tools to create positive sibling relationships. Highly practical, and based solidly in clinical research, it not only describes the issues which parents may face but gives them methods and specific strategies to build lasting bonds
Offers a student friendly review of recent research in the application of cognitive methods, theories and models to real-world scenarios, by looking at how people use basic cognitive skills in everyday environments.
This book takes a new and innovative approach to looking at the commonalities and disparities between counselling/psychotherapy and forensic psychology. It aims to develop a critical understanding of the themes and issues related to crime and therapy that are highly relevant to theory and practice, yet are often ignored or neglected.
This practical guide will provide readers with the ideal `way-in' to counselling, whether they are looking to use counselling skills to enhance their existing helping role or are taking their first steps towards becoming a professional counsellor.
A renowned psychotherapist explores healthy and unhealthy relationships and personal boundaries, with self-assessment tests, descriptions of ten types of human interaction, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing. National ad/promo.
On Being a Therapist, Fifth Edition continues to explore many of the challenges that therapists face in their practices today, although it expands from previous editions in that it features new research and clinical experience, shares new stories, and adds material centered on technology.