Psychiatry and Mental Health: A guide for counsellors and psychotherapists.
Author(s): Rachel Freeth.
Edition: First (1st).
Publisher: PCCS Books.
Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.
Increasingly, counsellors and psychotherapists are working with people who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder and are required to understand and navigate the mental health system. Counselling training rarely covers the fields of psychiatry and mental disorder in detail and there are few reliable resources on which they can draw.
This comprehensive guide to psychiatry and the mental health system, written by a psychiatrist and counsellor, aims to fill that gap.
The book is intended for counsellors and psychotherapists but will be helpful to others in the mental health field. It explains the organisation and delivery of mental health services in the UK, the theories and concepts underpinning the practice of psychiatry, the medical model of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, the main forms of mental disorder, how to work therapeutically with people with a diagnosed mental disorder and how to work with risk of suicide and self-harm.
The text is designed to support continuing professional development and training and includes activities, points for learning/discussion and comprehensive references.