Psychosocial Assessment in Mental Health
- Steve Trenoweth - University of Bournemouth
- Nicola Moone
Mental Health Nursing
Psychosocial and holistic approaches to assessment have become a central feature of modern mental health care. This practical and comprehensive book guides students through the theory and practice of psychosocial assessments to help them integrate the data as preparation for the effective planning of treatment and interventions.
This is essential reading for preregistration nursing students and mental health professionals.
‘During assessment practitioners often gather pertinent information, however the real challenge lies in the next step of synthesising this into planning appropriate interventions. This book sequentially provides robust evidence based assessment strategies leading to collaborative case conceptualisation promoting strength based practice and appropriate intervention. A must for the Mental Health Practitioner.’
‘Psychosocial assessment in mental health is an extremely valuable resource for all healthcare practitioners. The interesting and informative format is consistent throughout with the addition of the ‘service user voice’ adding an appreciated component. The ‘integration of assessment information’ is covered well. Definitely a core text.’
‘This textbook is an excellent companion for mental health practitioners seeking to develop their psychosocial assessment skills. The knowledge is clearly conveyed, valuing the service users’ perspective. There are many practical examples to illustrate the link between theory and clinical practice, including crucial reflexive exercises supporting the readers learning.’
This book comprehensively covers all important aspects of psychosocial assessment from a strengths-based perspective. Information is provided with clarity and additional exercises help contextualise what is said.
I was very impressed with this book which covered not only psychosocial but mental state assessment also. I think it will be very helpful to nurses commencing in the profession. The Service user voice, exercises and considerations for practice are all useful learning devices also. Many thanks.
Applicable to all fields of nursing, and also allied health professionals, including paramedics.
I think this book is very useful for SENCOs as it gives them a good overview of a health perspective for the theory and practice of psychosocial assessments which they would not otherwise know about.