The troubled mind : a handbook of therapeutic approaches for psychological distress /
Susy Churchill.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xi, 257 p.
0230200966 (pbk.), 9780230200968 (pbk.)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
0230200966 (pbk.)
9780230200968 (pbk.)
contents note
Counselling/psychotherapy and mental health issues -- Assessment and formulation -- Clients presenting with depression -- Clients experiencing anxiety -- Clients having problems with life events/stages -- Clients who have problematic substance use -- Childhood or adolescent problems -- Clients with disturbed eating -- Clients described as having a personality disorder -- Clients showing psychotic features -- Clients experiencing problems with sexuality or gender identity -- Professional, ethical, and legal issues.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Susy Churchill runs her own training, consultancy, supervision and therapy practice. She was formerly Programme Director for the University of Southampton's counselling and supervision courses. She has worked in a wide variety of settings, including as a school counsellor, a supervisor in psychiatric settings, primary care counsellor, executive coach, group facilitator and research psychologist.
Review Quotes
'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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Bowker Data Service Summary
This 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.
Description for Bookstore
Exploring mental health concerns in a variety of settings, this book helps practitioners and trainees understand and respond to the presentation of significant and complex cases
Long Description
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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of Acronymsp. x
Counselling/Psychotherapy and Mental Health Issuesp. 1
Introductionp. 1
The aims of this bookp. 1
A note on languagep. 4
What influences our approach to mental health issues?p. 5
What constitutes 'evidence' for beliefs about emotional distress?p. 13
Ethical underpinningsp. 13
Working with other professionalsp. 15
The world of psychiatryp. 16
Conclusionsp. 19
Assessment and Formulationp. 20
Introductionp. 20
Benefits and concerns regarding assessmentp. 20
Assessment: what do we need to know?p. 22
Alternative approaches to assessmentp. 25
Risk assessmentp. 27
Formulationp. 33
Classification and diagnosisp. 34
Critiques of DSMp. 36
Conclusionsp. 40
Clients Presenting with Depressionp. 41
Introductionp. 41
Client storiesp. 42
Psychiatric classifications of mood disordersp. 42
Theories of depressionp. 49
Clinical guidelines for working with people experiencing depressionp. 52
Recommended psychological therapies for depressionp. 55
Putting it into practicep. 58
Conclusionsp. 59
Clients Experiencing Anxietyp. 60
Introductionp. 60
Client storiesp. 60
Psychiatric classifications of anxiety disordersp. 62
Psychiatric classifications of dissociative disordersp. 67
Psychiatric classifications of somatoform disordersp. 69
Psychiatric classifications of factitious disordersp. 73
Theories of anxietyp. 74
Clinical guidelines for working with people experiencing anxietyp. 77
Recommended psychological therapies for anxietyp. 79
Putting it into practicep. 81
Conclusionsp. 82
Clients Having Problems with Life Events/Stagesp. 83
Introductionp. 83
Client storiesp. 83
Life events and stressp. 84
Theoretical formulations of stressp. 85
Psychiatric classification of adjustment disordersp. 91
Bereavement, loss and griefp. 91
Working with people experiencing stress/adjustment difficultiesp. 93
Putting it into practicep. 94
Client storiesp. 100
Conclusionsp. 101
Clients Who Have Problematic Substance Usep. 103
Introductionp. 103
Client storiesp. 104
Theoretical formulations of problematic substance usep. 104
Psychiatric classification of substance-related disordersp. 108
Clinical guidelines for working with people who experience substance-related difficultiesp. 113
Putting it into practicep. 118
Conclusionsp. 119
Childhood or Adolescent Problemsp. 121
Introductionp. 121
Client storiesp. 122
What do we need to know to work therapeutically with children and young people?p. 123
Psychiatric classification of childhood/adolescent onset disordersp. 126
Clinical guidelines for working with children with these diagnosesp. 133
Putting it into practicep. 136
Conclusionsp. 138
Clients with Disturbed Eatingp. 139
Introductionp. 139
Client storiesp. 140
Psychiatric classification of eating disordersp. 141
Theoretical formulations of eating distressp. 144
Clinical guidelines for working with people experiencing eating distressp. 149
Putting it into practicep. 151
Conclusionsp. 154
Clients Described as Having a Personality Disorderp. 155
Introductionp. 155
Client storiesp. 156
What is personality?p. 157
Psychiatric classifications of personality disordersp. 158
Theoretical formulations of personality disorderp. 167
Working with people who match personality disorder criteriap. 168
Putting it into practicep. 171
Conclusionsp. 173
Clients Showing Psychotic Featuresp. 174
Introductionp. 174
Psychiatric classifications of psychotic disordersp. 174
Client storiesp. 175
Theories of schizophrenia and other psychotic disordersp. 181
Working with people diagnosed with psychotic disordersp. 185
Putting it into practicep. 186
Conclusionsp. 190
Clients Experiencing Problems with Sexuality or Gender Identityp. 192
Introductionp. 192
Client storiesp. 193
Definitionsp. 193
Psychiatric classifications of sexual and gender identity disordersp. 194
Theoretical formulations of sexual problemsp. 200
Working with people experiencing sexual and gender identity difficultiesp. 203
Putting it into practicep. 206
Conclusionsp. 208
Professional, Ethical and Legal Issuesp. 209
Introductionp. 209
Major themes of this bookp. 210
Applying ethical principles to professional issuesp. 214
Ethical problem-solvingp. 218
Client storiesp. 218
Mental health lawp. 220
Responding to complaints of professional abusep. 223
Meeting client need in an era of funding limitsp. 223
Getting the best from supervisionp. 223
Self-carep. 224
Referencesp. 226
Glossaryp. 245
Indexp. 249
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