The Troubled Mind
A Handbook of Therapeutic Approaches to Psychological Distress
|Publication Date||October 2010|
|Series||Professional Handbooks in Counselling and Psychotherapy|
Counsellors and psychotherapists can easily find themselves working with people whose emotional distress is rooted in more significant mental health issues.
• What do you need to know to work safely and ethically?
• In what circumstances might you need to refer on?
• How should you interpret available research and guidelines on 'what works'?
• Where does providing a safe space to experience, express and reflect on emotions fit in?
Offering a pluralistic framework that will suit counsellors and therapists across all therapeutic approaches, this clear and cogent text:
• Looks in-depth at a uniquely wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, stress and bereavement, eating disorders, substance misuse, sexual and identity issues, and personality disorders.
• Provides guidance on possible therapeutic approaches and interventions.
• Pinpoints ethical and professional issues for consideration.
• Systematically uses case examples to draw out typical challenges and implications for practice.
• Explores situations where specialist referral is advised.
At once sharply structured and broad-based, The Troubled Mind is designed to work both as a textbook for trainees taking courses on assessment, psychopathology/mental health or research evidence for practice, and as a reference tool for qualified professionals looking to deepen their understanding of this complex spectrum of work.