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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Troubled Mind

A Handbook of Therapeutic Approaches to Psychological Distress

ISBN 9780230200968
Publication Date October 2010
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Professional Handbooks in Counselling and Psychotherapy

This comprehensive textbook discusses how trainees and busy practitioners can best respond therapeutically to clients' mental health problems. Grounded in the latest research, it is rich with case material and analytical commentary and highlights key decisions regarding assessment and referral.

SUSY CHURCHILL is a freelance therapist, supervisor, consultant and trainer, with wide experience in mental health settings. She has supervised in adolescent psychiatric hospitals and outpatient teams for 15 years, also in specialist addictions and eating disorder services. She was previously Programme Director for Counselling Studies at the University of Southampton, and more recently Clinical Manager of an Employee Assistance Programme.

Counselling/Psychotherapy and Mental Health Issues
Assessment and Formulation
Clients Presenting with Depression
Clients Experiencing Anxiety
Clients Experiencing Problems with Life Events/Stages
Clients Who Have Problematic Substance Abuse
Childhood or Adolescent Problems
Clients With Disturbed Eating
Clients Described as Having a Personality Disorder
Clients Showing Psychotic Features
Clients Experiencing Problems with Sexual or Gender Identity
Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues


'This thoroughly up to date, research-based book on the most typical client presenting concerns is a first class resource, guiding practitioners through all due assessment and therapeutic processes clearly and helpfully. It's hard to imagine it not being required reading on all professional counselling and psychotherapy courses.'- Colin Feltham, Emeritus Professor of Critical Counselling Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
'The book admirably succeeds in its aim of being both a textbook for trainees and a resource for professionals seeking to deepen their learning...Highly recommended.' Therapy Today
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