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Emotional Well-being and Mental Health

Emotional Well-being and Mental Health
A Guide for Counsellors & Psychotherapists

October 2014 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Well-being is an important topic for many different professions. From health professionals to politicians, a number of fields seek to research, understand and promote wellbeing. As a concept at the heart of psychotherapeutic practice, it is essential that trainee and practising therapists understand the distinctive contribution to our understanding of well-being that each of these professions have made.

In this unique text, author Digby Tantam explores the philosophical, political, economical, psychological, medical and spiritual perspectives on well-being through a psychotherapeutic lens, explaining current research data and summarising findings. Theoretical approaches are balanced with an insight into their practical applications, showing therapists how each approach can inform their practice and make a real difference to the life satisfaction and health of their clients.

Mapping the Territory: The Philosopher’s Viewpoint
The Economist’s Viewpoint: How Happy and Healthy is your Country
The Psychologist’s Viewpoint: How Happy are you?
The Health Worker’s Viewpoint
The Politician’s Viewpoint
The Extrovert’s Viewpoint
The Spiritual Viewpoint
The Psychotherapist’s Viewpoint
No Viewpoint
Applied Wellbeing

Very useful and informative book for all training levels.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
June 4, 2015

very comprehensive account, very interesting. However the font size is very small

Mrs Michele Ponting
Social Work, PACA Adult Learning
April 28, 2015

A very good book for students to read, especially in the subject-matter of cognitive-behavioural therapy

Dr George Varvatsoulias
Counselling, Newham College of Further Education
April 16, 2015

An Excellent text which gives a superb overview of contemporary issues in relation to mental health and wellbeing.

Mr Paul Rimmer
Social Work , Edge Hill University
April 9, 2015

Good beginning text for the higher level student.

Ms Ros Sanders
Faculty of health and science, University of Cumbria
March 20, 2015

Useful for reflective elements of the unit.

Ms Lisa Appleyard-Keeling
Sch of Health, Psychology & Soc Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
March 20, 2015

This is an insightful and useful merging of emotion and mental health issues, I am recommending it for reading and have had some ordered for our library.

Mr David Rawcliffe
Pre-Registration Nursing, Bucks New University
March 9, 2015

I like this book for its clear relation to the humanisation/ compassion agenda.

Ms Zoe Cowie
HSC, Bournemouth University
March 2, 2015

Great information regarding emotional well being and mental health for everyone.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
February 20, 2015

This is a very timely book with the introduction of the Care Act 2014 with its overarching aim of well-being. I found the book very interesting for this reason and could relate the different perspectives of well-being to my work as an adult social worker, especially in relation to how well-being relates to choice and control and the strengths approach.
I will definitely be using elements of this book as a reference when teaching about the Care Act 2014 on the MA Social Work course to help the students to understand what the concept of well-being means and how they can relate this to their future social work practice with adults.
I have already suggested this book to other colleagues both at the University and at the local authority where I work.

Mrs Erin King
School of Midwifery, Nursing and Social Work, Univ. of Manchester
February 9, 2015