The current mainstream way of describing psychological and emotional distress assumes it is the result of medical illnesses that need diagnosing and treating. This book summarises the Power Threat Meaning Framework as an alternative to psychiatric diagnosis - an alternative that asks not 'What's wrong with you?' but 'What's happened to you?'
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.
Cognitive behavioural therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders in children and young people. This book provides an overview of CBT and explores how it can be used to help children with anxiety disorders. It is suitable for professionals involved with children who have significant anxiety problems.
Though thought of as a social commentator, Erich Fromm was first and foremost a psychoanalyst of our time. These writings combine two aspects of his thinking, showing how he builds on Freudian theory and also modifies it with his own humanist point of view.
A comprehensive guide to key areas of professional knowledge and skill. The authors draw directly on their own clinical work, taking the trainee from the start to the finish of the therapy session and showing them exactly how keen observation, critical thinking, and developing a system for evaluating can be used throughout the entire therapeutic process.
This book describes an approach to children and young people who might be helped by child psychotherapy. Attention is paid to factors within the child's personality, to strengths and impediments in the developmental process, and to the family and wider school and community context.
If you have severe depression or bipolar disorder, you may find it difficult to take that first step toward recovery. Centered on interviews with several people from of all walks of life, this book offers people with depression and bipolar disorder, tools for putting what they've learned into practice in recovering from their symptoms.
This practical bestseller from leading expert Richard Nelson-Jones introduces the essential counselling skills for the helping professions. Now in its fourth edition, it guides trainees through the key skills for helping work across a range of settings, such as counselling, nursing, social work, youth work, education and many more.
This engaging and thoroughly comprehensive introduction to the content and process of counselling training will be an essential companion for new students throughout their study, whether on basic introductory or postgraduate diploma courses.
Suitable for those embarking on or considering a career in the helping professions, this title provides an overview of the stages of the helping process, and teaches students the skills and knowledge they need to become successful helping professionals. It focuses on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties that students often encounter.
Sets out the range of options for trainees, including the professional pathways and main theoretical models available to them. This book provides insights into what to expect from training and offers advice to help readers select the right training; and identify personal qualities which make them suitable or unsuitable.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Awe-inspiring... You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of' Henry Marsh 'One of the best scientist-writers of our time' Oliver SacksWhy do human beings behave as they do?