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Understanding Mental Health and Counselling
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Understanding Mental Health and Counselling

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Mental Health

October 2020 | 632 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.


 
Section 1: Understanding mental health: the emergence of the talking cure
 
Chapter 1: The service user movement
 
Chapter 2: The Birth of Psychiatry: Questions of power and control
 
Chapter 3: The development of the talking cures
 
Chapter 4: Diagnosis, Classification and the expansion of the therapeutic realm
 
Section 2: Presenting problems
 
Chapter 5: Sadness and worry
 
Chapter 6: Trauma and crisis
 
Chapter 7: Relationships and intimacy
 
Chapter 8: Formulation
 
Section 3: Models of working
 
Chapter 9: Psychodynamic
 
Chapter 10: Humanistic
 
Chapter 11: CBT
 
Chapter 12: Integrative/Pluralistic
 
Section 4: Counselling in practice
 
Chapter 13: Therapeutic relationship
 
Chapter 14: Beyond the individual
 
Chapter 15: Beyond face to face - technology-based counselling
 
Chapter 16: Context of practice – ethics and professional issues
 
Section 5: Contemporary issues: Mental health and society
 
Chapter 17: Politics of research and evidence
 
Chapter 18: Mental disorder and criminal justice
 
Chapter 19: Individual or social problems?
 
Chapter 20: Living in a therapeutic culture
 
Conclusion

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