Challenging Populations

The Work Cure

The Work Cure: critical essays on work and wellness

ISBN 9781910919439

This provocative collection of essays presents a powerful critique of contemporary discourse that portrays work – paid employment – as a moral imperative, essential for our health and well-being. The contributors describe the mental health impact of modern-day workplaces, with their precarity and constant managerial scrutiny. They throw light on…
Psychological Therapies for Survivors of Torture

Psychological Therapies for Survivors of Torture: A human-rights approach with people seeking asylum

ISBN 9781910919330

PUBLICATION DATE 26/09/2017 This edited collection of writings by experienced therapists, social workers and interpreters working with survivors of torture in exile, fills a gap in the English-language literature with its specific focus on an increasingly important but neglected client group. The editor, Jude Boyles, is an experienced therapist who established…
Therapist Limits

Therapist Limits in Person-Centred Therapy

ISBN 978 1 906254 81 0 (2015)

Therapist Limits in Person-Centred Therapy by Lisbeth Sommerbeck addresses the moment at which therapy becomes difficult due to therapist limits. These could be limits in experience, contextual limits, ethical limits or limit-setting, all of which are issues frequently brought to supervision. Although such dilemas are frequently experienced there is very…
Otis Doesn’t Scratch

Otis Doesn't Scratch. Talking to young children about self-injury

ISBN 978 1 906254 56 8

Should we talk to children about self-injury? Yes we should. 'Otis Doesn't Scratch' is a two-part resource to help young children understand why others self-harm. Children, like adults, often live in difficult circumstances, but with the right support they can make helpful sense of what’s happening. If…
Difficult Edge

Person-Centred Practice at the Difficult Edge

ISBN 9781 906254 69 8 (2014)

This book presents accounts of the practice of the person-centred approach (PCA) with people suffering from a range of severe and enduring conditions. Comprehensively refuting the notion that person-centred therapy is suitable only for the 'worried well', it backs up contemporary practice with appropriate theory. For students, academic and professional…
Psychiatry in Context

Psychiatry in Context: Experience, meaning & communities

ISBN 978 1 906254 72 8

This book examines the central role of contexts in understanding psychosis and distress. The contexts in which we all exist, historical, cultural, social, political, economic and interpersonal, shape and give meaning to our lives for good or for bad. Scientific research confirms how contexts of adversity such as trauma, abuse,…
Our Encounters with Self-Harm

Our Encounters with Self-Harm

ISBN 978 1 906254 63 6 (2013)

The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collect together unmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, and to those studying and practising in the field of mental health. This collection brings…
Our Encounters with Suicide

Our Encounters with Suicide

ISBN 978 1 906254 62 9

The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collect together unmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers and survivors. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, and to those studying and practising in the field of mental health. The…