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Understanding Mental Health and Counselling

Understanding Mental Health and Counselling

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September 2020 | 648 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Understanding Mental Health and Counselling provides a critical introduction to key debates about how problems of mental health are understood, and to the core approaches taken to working with counselling and psychotherapy clients. In drawing out the differences and intersections between professional and social understandings of mental health and counselling theory and practice, the book fosters critical thinking about effective and ethical work with mental health service users and therapy clients.

With chapters by noted academic writers and service-user researchers, and content enlivened by activities, first-person accounts and case material, the book provides a key resource for both counselling and psychotherapy trainees and those interested in the broader field of mental health.

Part 1 Understanding mental health: the emergence of the talking cure
David W. Jones
Chapter 1 The birth of psychiatry: questions of power, control and care
Jo Lomani
Chapter 2 The service-user movement
Sarah Marks
Chapter 3 The history of the talking cure
David Harper
Chapter 4 Diagnosis, classification and the expansion of the therapeutic realm
Part 2 Presenting problems
Naomi Moller and Gina Di Malta
Chapter 5 Understanding sadness and worry
Andrew Reeves and Christina Buxton
Chapter 6 Trauma and crisis
Naomi Moller
Chapter 7 Relationships and intimacy
Lucy Johnstone
Chapter 8 Understanding psychological formulation
Part 3 Models of working
David Kaposi
Chapter 9 The psychodynamic approach
Simon P. Clarke
Chapter 10 Cognitive behavioural therapy
Michael Sims and Gina Di Malta
Chapter 11 The humanistic approach
Julia McLeod and John McLeod
Chapter 12 The pluralistic approach
Part 4 Counselling in practice
Daragh Keogh and Ladislav Timulak
Chapter 13 The therapeutic relationship
Andreas Vossler
Chapter 14 Beyond the individual
Andreas Vossler
Chapter 15 Beyond face to face: technology-based counselling
Clare Symons
Chapter 16 Context of practice: boundaries and ethics
Part 5 Contemporary issues: mental health and society
Rebecca Hutten
Chapter 17 The politics of research and evidence
David W. Jones
Chapter 18 Mental health, criminal justice and the law
David Kaposi
Chapter 19 Individual or social problems?
Joanne Brown and Barry Richards
Chapter 20 Living in a therapeutic culture

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