- Betty Rudd - Teacher and Chartered Counselling Psychologist, East Sussex
- 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.
Beautifully written, and richly illustrated with vignettes, this book describes psychopathology in simple and accessible language. It contains helpful insights, useful resources and interesting questions. It is an indispensable survival guide for trainees and experienced therapists. I plan to recommend it to all my trainee therapists.
I enjoyed reading this informative, empathic and engaging book and am certain that it will become the ‘must have’ introduction to this topic and also ensure that all those involved in mental health promotion and support ( at all levels) will have access to a relevant, user friendly and informative survival guide.
I consider this to be a good book for undergraduate students. I think they would find the vignettes of particularly helpful.
Well written and good introduction into psychopathology.
This is an interesting and helpful book - especially for those approaching the concept of psychopathology and wanting to get to understand the traditional medical frameworks.
good, up to date coverage of the topic.
Great book as an introduction to psychopathology. Readable, accessible and erudite with user friendly vignettes and exercises.
Difficult to read as print so small. However, the case points and vignettes were very valuable. I like the way the book is organised.
This book describes psychopathology well and in simple terms. It has helped students understand the term and understand the signs and symptoms of client problem’s. The case students are used in class.
This book is very useful for supplementary information while studying counselling. It helps to give students background information and understanding about a range of relative conditions
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Understanding Psychopathology