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Mental Health in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Mental Health in Counselling and Psychotherapy

February 2011 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
This book examines how counsellors and psychotherapists interact with those clients who may suffer from mental health issues. While practising counsellors and psychotherapists meet clients who have problems across the entire mental health spectrum, there are a number of particular disorders that these practitioners are particularly likely to encounter. These include anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, phobias and behavioural problems. In this book, all of these conditions are explained and the ways in which therapists can best help such clients are discussed. There are sections on client assessments as well as addiction issues and understanding mental health law.

Core Concepts in Mental Health
Normalising the Abnormal
Client Assessment
Understanding Depression
Understanding Anxiety
Understanding Schizophrenia
Understanding Bipolar Disorder and the Personality Disorders
Prescription Drugs, Recreational Drugs and Addiction
Legal and Ethical Issues
New Ideas about Mental Health

An essential read for anyone studying mental health

Miss Nicola Lord
department of health, preston collage
August 26, 2014

This is a great book exploring mental health. It has relevant statistics on mental health issues. this will compliment learners studying counselling and mental health. Although it is much more geered to intergrative and CBT counselling rather than Person Centred.It quotes the DSMIV and this is good although the DSM has now been revised to the fifth edition information can still be used.

Miss Sam Ford
Health and Social Care, South Essex College
July 11, 2013

An extremely useful introduction for counselling students into the wider area of the mental health profession. This book provides a common language for counsellors working alongside other professionals, particularly in the medical field.

Mr Paul Turley
Counselling Training, Kent Adult Education
January 23, 2013

The Book has been used for students undertaking AMHP training.

Mr Robert Wu
Social Work Department, Birmingham City University
November 7, 2012

this textbook provides students with a good grounding in working with a range of 'mental health issues' within a counselling context.

Mrs Suzan Flannery
Counselling, Bromley College of FE & HE
July 2, 2012

This will be a useful recourse for students to look at the connections with Mental Health and talking therapies. If only to explore how counselling sits within this relationship.

Mr Hu Clarke
Counselling, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
June 25, 2012

With BACP new standards for training courses this book is essential as it covers a comprehensive range of issues surrounding mental health and drugs (prescription and recreational). Chapters are set out clearly and the activities are useful as discussion points.

Ms Jo-Anne Graham
Training Department, Southampton Counselling Ltd
May 29, 2012

Excellent textbook which could be used in a number of modules

Dr Pauline Irving
School of Communication, Ulster University
March 13, 2012

excellent introduction to the field of mental health and usefully places Counselling within that relationship

Ms Carol Hughes
Counselling, Swansea Metropolitan University
March 5, 2012

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