Introducing Psychopathology is an essential course companion for counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology trainees. It explains how to describe and diagnose client problems in clear, accessible language, demystifying the concept of psychopathology and revealing it as an integral aspect of training and practice. The book is entirely comprehensive in its coverage of client problems, groups, methods of assessment, up-to-date research and settings,
- covering crucial topics from assessment and diagnosis to the clinical symptoms of emotional distress, including severe or enduring disorders like schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder
- providing a framework for psychiatric diagnosis and classification and covering risk assessment in detail
- concluding with a chapter on holistic approaches and emotional wellbeing.
Case studies and exercises throughout the book make sense of the theory in real-life practice and the author's enthusiasm for her subject makes for a uniquely engaging, readable guide to the complexities of psychopathologies.
Assessment and referrals
Early life disorders incorporating developmental psychopathology
Anxiety disorders and sexual abuse
Mood problems, depression, self-harm and suicide
Eating and sleeping disorders
Psychopathology and possible future avenues