A Straight-Talking Introduction to Psychological Treatments for Mental Health Problems
ISBN 978 1 906254 16 2 (2009)
A pocket sized, good value series of succinct, thought provoking introductions ideal for students in all mental health disciplines, psychiatric service users, carers and indeed everyone with an interest in mental health. The authors are acknowledged leaders in their respective specialist fields with reputations for clear thinking, realistic, compassionate approaches and straight talking.
Rather than accept that solutions to mental health problems are owned by the medical professions, these books look at alternatives and provide information so that the users of psychiatric services, their families and carers can make more decisions about their own lives. Becoming more active in mental health issues requires knowledge — this series of books is a starting point for anyone who wants to know more about mental health problems. These books also introduce ways of working collaboratively with doctors, psychiatrists and counsellors.
Psychological treatments' is shorthand for a range of interventions, which are called ‘talking treatment’, ‘psychological therapy’, ‘counselling’ or ‘psychotherapy’. In this compact book, David Pilgrim explores the origins, trustworthiness and usefulness of these interventions and concludes with a comprehensive glossary describing over 20 different approaches to psychotherapy. The challenging content and accessible style ensure that therapy practitioners, support workers, students and users of mental health services will be both informed and stimulated.
Other books in this series
The Causes of Mental Health Problems John Read & Pete Sanders
Psychiatric Diagnosis Richard Bentall
Psychiatric Drugs Joanna Moncrieff
Children's Mental Health Problems Sami Timimi
Caring for Someone with Mental Health Problems Jen Kilyon & Theresa Smith
Being a User of Psychiatric Services Peter Beresford
1. Treating what?
2. What is psychological treatment?
3. Can psychological treatment be trusted?
4. Is psychological treatment worth the investment?
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