Learning how to work effectively with a broad range of clients and their presenting issues is a vital part of a career as a therapist, but engaging with the often conflicting worlds of descriptive psychopathology and the subjective meanings of the therapist and client is a real challenge for trainees. They have to develop the skills and knowledge that allow both approaches - one medical, one humanistic - to work successfully together.
With the support of expert contributors, Pam James and Barbara Douglas help your students to confidently do just that, proving a comprehensive introduction to the theory, research and practice behind a range of common presenting issues. Key issues covered include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Borderline personality disorder
This book should be on the desk of every counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology trainee, and is recommended reading for other practitioners of health and social care working with these common presetting issues.
Foreword Professor Ray Woolfe
Introduction With a contribution from Dr Carole Lund
Exploring anxiety With a contribution from Dr Mary Reid
Exploring depression With a contribution from Dr Dee Danchev
Exploring trauma and post traumatic stress With a contribution from Anthony Parnell
Exploring bipolar With a contribution from Dr Mabel Martinelli
Exploring psychosis With a contribution from Hamilton Fairfax
Exploring the borderline With a contribution from Nicola Gale and Dr Claire John
Exploring eating disorders With a contribution from Amanda Hall
Conclusion With a contribution from Sheelagh Strawbridge