Common Presenting Issues in Psychotherapeutic Practice (Print copy) by Pam James; Barbara DouglasLearning 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: anxiety; depression; trauma; bipolar disorder; psychosis; eating disorders; and 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.
Call Number: 616.8914
Publication Date: 2013
Character Styles (Print copy) by Stephen M. Johnson; Stephen JohnsonJohnson shows how basic life issues underlie the severepathology of personality disorder, the nagging symptoms ofneurosis, and the more functional coping and adaptation ofthe character styles. Johnson's dimensional model capturesthe complexity of the human personality, while allowing forvariability not seen in categorical systems such as DSM-IV.His descriptive names of the character styles not only linkchildhood experiences to later personality and psychopathologybut also put flesh and bones on psychiatric diagnosis.
Shoot the Damn Dog (Print copy) by Sally BramptonA successful magazine editor and prize-winning journalist, Sally Brampton launched Elle magazine in the UK in 1985. But behind the successful, glamorous career was a story that many of her friends and colleagues knew nothing about--her ongoing struggle with severe depression and alcoholism. Brampton's is a candid, tremendously honest telling of how she was finally able to "address the elephant in the room," and of a culture that sends the overriding message that people who suffer from depression are somehow responsible for their own illness. She offers readers a unique perspective of depression from the inside that is at times wrenching, but ultimately inspirational, as it charts her own coming back to life. Beyond her personal story, Brampton offers practical advice to all those affected by this illness. This book will resonate with any person whose life has been haunted by depression, at the same time offering help and understanding to those whose loved ones suffer from this debilitating condition.
Therapy for Eating Disorders. 3rd edn. (Print copy) by Sara Gilbert'This updated edition provides an excellent overview of the diagnosis, prevalence and causes of eating disorders, as well as a handbook for the application of evidence based interventions. A "must buy" for eating disorder services and individual practitioners!' Sally Savage, Clinical Lead for Northamptonshire NHS Eating Disorders Lifespan Service Affecting thousands of people every year with potentially devastating consequences, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders are becoming increasingly evident in today's fast paced, high pressured society. Drawing on over 20 years' experience as a practitioner, Sara Gilbert takes the reader through the complexities of working with eating disorders, drawing on practical, cognitive behavioural and educational approaches to theory, assessment, treatment and practice. Packed full of new resources for both qualified professionals and trainees, this new edition includes: · A summary of new research on the causes of eating disorders, dual diagnosis and co-morbidity. · New content on the best treatment for eating disorders and preparing clients for treatment. · An updated chapter examining the effects of nutrition on physical and psychological well-being. · New content on working with complexity and risk. · A fully updated reference section. This is a vital resource for practitioners in the mental health field, including psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, psychiatrists, mental health nurses and dieticians. Sara Gilbert is a chartered clinical psychologist whose specialist interest in the field of eating disorders spans 20 years. She has worked for 12 years as a clinical lead in an eating disorder service in the NHS and is now in private practice.
Call Number: 616.8526 GIL
Publication Date: 2013-12-27
Counselling for Grief and Bereavement (Print copy) by Geraldine M. Humphrey; David G. ZimpferIn Counselling for Grief and Bereavement, Second Edition Geraldine Humphrey and David Zimpfer take readers step-by-step through the skills needed to facilitate the process of grief, initiate healing, and promote a sense of growth. Providing a firm theoretical base, the authors discuss the concepts and categories of attachment, loss, and grief. Carefully chosen case examples are included throughout and specific attention is paid to ethics and to the possible need for referral.
Call Number: 155.937 hum
Publication Date: 2008
Gift of Tears (Print copy) by Susan Lendrum; Gabrielle SymeThis thoroughly revised and updated edition of Gift of Tearsincludes new research and examples of recent events to help illustrate the effects of loss. Containing a strong practical element, the book guides the reader through the process of contemplating and eventually confronting their own relationship to loss. Written by experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, the book contains candid and readable discussions of central issues, including: * how to understand and work with anger and guilt * attachment patterns and loss * historical changes in attitudes to death and bereavement * death as a particular form of loss. Gift of Tears is intended for anyone who finds they have to cope, in the course of their daily lives, with the grief of others. It will prove invaluable to counsellors, therapists, mental health professionals and all those helping the bereaved. www.bereavementarena.com
Call Number: 155.937 LEN
Publication Date: 2004
Gift of Tears (E-book) by Susan Lendrum; Gabrielle SymeThis thoroughly revised and updated edition of Gift of Tearsincludes new research and examples of recent events to help illustrate the effects of loss. Containing a strong practical element, the book guides the reader through the process of contemplating and eventually confronting their own relationship to loss. Written by experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, the book contains candid and readable discussions of central issues, including: * how to understand and work with anger and guilt * attachment patterns and loss * historical changes in attitudes to death and bereavement * death as a particular form of loss. Gift of Tears is intended for anyone who finds they have to cope, in the course of their daily lives, with the grief of others. It will prove invaluable to counsellors, therapists, mental health professionals and all those helping the bereaved. www.bereavementarena.com
Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression (Print copy) by Adrian WellsThis groundbreaking book explains the "whats" and "how-tos" of metacognitive therapy (MCT), an innovative form of cognitive-behavioral therapy with a growing empirical evidence base. MCT developer Adrian Wells shows that much psychological distress results from how a person responds to negative thoughts and beliefs--for example, by ruminating or worrying--rather than the content of those thoughts. He presents practical techniques and specific protocols for addressing metacognitive processes to effectively treat generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and major depression. Special features include reproducible treatment plans and assessment and case formulation tools, plus a wealth of illustrative case material.