This is the only comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the history, theory, research and practice of solution-focused therapy (SFT) within mental health care and beyond. This new edition draws on contemporary research, recent developments in SFT training and the integration of SFT with other approaches.
This accessible introduction fills a gap for a textbook that can be used across all applications of Transactional Analysis - from counselling & psychotherapy to coaching. The expert authors make difficult TA concepts understandable for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.
Begins with Barbara Taylor's visit to the innocuously named Princess Park Manor in Friern Barnet, North London - a picture of luxury and repose. But this is the former site of one of England's most infamous lunatic asylums, the Middlesex County Pauper Lunatic Aslyum at Colney Hatch.
In 2013, while completing work on her last book, Kith, Jay Griffiths suffered a devastating year-long episode of hypomania. This is a poetic account of a mind lost in madness - and how the author found her way back from the wilderness. It is the lyrical and painfully honest account of that year.
Presents a memoir of a young historian, who was admitted in England's largest psychiatric institution, Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, later known as Friern Hospital. This memoir tells the story of author's madness years, set inside the wider story of the death of the asylum system in the twentieth century.
Includes handouts on a range of mental health issues, grouped under the headings of: Managing Anxiety, Assertiveness Training, Managing Depression, Managing Stress, Changing Habits & Behaviour, Coping with Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder and Dementia. This title contains sections on Obsessional Compulsive Disorder and Managing Psychosis.
This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5(R)), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is an authoritative volume that improves diagnoses, treatment, and research.
This Reader presents a fresh look at mental health, following on from the hugely popular Mental Health Matters. It provides new and exciting user perspectives across the full range of mental health issues. This is a rich and diverse resource for all students and practitioners of mental health.
Captures a range of individual stories about patients living with psychosis. This book provides an overview of psychosis and schizophrenia and demonstrates the range of experiences and recovery approaches.
*Generation X poster girl for depression (Prozac Nation) and celebrator of 'difficult women' (Bitch), Elizabeth Wurtzel is back with the searingly honest tale of her descent into Ritalin addiction and her eventual recovery
Asylum to Action offers an alternative history of a libertarian therapeutic community at Paddington Day Hospital in West London in the 1970s. Helen Spandler recaptures the radical aspirations, as well as the conflicts, of the early therapeutic community movement, radical psychiatry and the patients' movement.
As the momentum for personalisation and recovery approaches grows, service users are increasingly participating as partners in all aspects of health and social care delivery, policy-making and professional training. This book provides an overview of service user involvement in mental health, its origins and current practice and policy.
A comprehensive reference book on the subject of forensic mental health, looking at what forensic mental health is and its assessment, management and treatment. It focuses on key topics and the issues underpinning them in contemporary society.
Offers an introduction to the field of forensic mental health. This book aims to set out both the key concepts in forensic mental health as well as the way the discipline operates in the broader context of criminal justice and mental health care systems. It is suitable for mental health practitioners.
This useful handbook provides university faculty and staff with an overview of invisible disabilities, such as autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, OCD and affective disorders, and facilitates an understanding of the unique needs of these students. Practical chapters provide ideas for adapting teaching methods and offering accommodations.
Learn what prominent theorists say about bonding, attachment, separation and stranger anxiety, and the best practices for infant care. This introductory guide makes it easy to learn about John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Magda Gerber, John Kennell, Marshall Klaus, and T. Berry Brazelton.
In the thirty years he spent with Irene, Alex demonstrated an incredible ability to communicate and understand complex ideas. Yet this is much more than the story of a scientific breakthrough. Alex and Irene were emotionally connected: he missed her when she was away; he was jealous when she paid attention to others.
Covers seventy specific disorders and includes an overview of mental health nursing. This book includes numerous icons that provide tips on patient care, research, cultural considerations, and the news in psychopharmacology. It provides descriptions of the mental health nurse's scope of practice, areas of concern, and the nursing process.
In 1919 Sian Busby's great-grandmother drowned her twins and was sentenced to an indefinite term of imprisonment at Broadmoor. After the birth of her second son, Busby decided to investigate the story once and for all and lay to rest the ghosts which have haunted the family for 80 years.
Primary care is the first port of call for people with mental health problems and it plays an increasingly important role in the provision of care - for both common and very severe problems. This textbook of mental health and the primary care setting provides practical advice for the clinician - especially useful for GPs.
Focuses on the values that social work espouses as a profession, and its value in mental health services. This title includes chapters on social inclusion; personalisation; research; spirituality; the role of the social worker following new mental health legislation in 2005 and 2007; and an overview of policy over the years.
Suitable for students of mental health disciplines, psychiatric service users, and carers, this book offers information that you need to make informed choices about psychiatric drugs. It presents practical advice on the right questions to ask if you are prescribed medication for mental health problems and what happens on withdrawal of medication.
Takes a closer look at the realities for people and how to deal with them. This title shows what may begin as a painful and unwanted experience can pave the way for new understandings and life chances and how psychiatric service users are coming together to bring about changes benefiting us all.
This is the first published book in the UK that brings together a range of key qualitative research studies supporting the assertion that involvement in participatory arts can be specifically beneficial to people with a variety of mental health difficulties.
With over 100,000 copies sold, 'First Steps in Counselling' sets the standard for approachable, entry-level texts, mapping out the ground for those with little or no prior experience. The fourth edition brings this best-selling text up-to-date for today's introductory students.
Queering Health will explore queer theory in the context of health and contemporary healthcare. From its original location as critique in the politics of sexuality, queer theory principles can usefully be extrapolated to inform contestations of other forms of normative and oppressive identity practices and the dynamics of exclusion.