Book: Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing

Book Title:

Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice.

Author(s): Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie (Editors).

Year: 2018.

Edition: Fourth (4th).

Publisher: Open University Press.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

This well-established textbook is a must-buy for all mental health nursing students and nurses in registered practice.

Comprehensive and broad, it explores how mental health nursing has a positive impact on the lives of people with mental health difficulties.

Book: Critical Thinking and Reflection for Mental Health Nursing Students

Book Title:

Critical Thinking and Reflection for Mental Health Nursing Students.

Author(s): Marc Roberts.

Year: 2015.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Learning Matters.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

The ability to reflect critically is a vital nursing skill. It will help your students to make better decisions, avoid errors, identify good and bad forms of practice and become better at learning from their experiences. The challenges they will face as a mental health nurse are complex so this book breaks things down to the foundations helping them to build critical thinking and reflection skills from the ground up.

Key features:

  • Covers the theory and principles behind critical thinking and reflection.
  • Explores the specific mental health context and unique challenges students are likely to face as a mental health nurse.
  • Applies critical thinking to practice but also to academic study, showing how to demonstrate these skills in assignments.

Book: Clinical Psychology: An Introduction

Book Title:

Clinical Psychology: An Introduction.

Author(s): Alan Carr.

Year: 2012.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Routledge.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Clinical Psychology is for students studying clinical psychology as part of an undergraduate programme in psychology, nursing, sociology or social and behavioural sciences. Undergraduate students who wish to know if postgraduate study in clinical psychology would be of interest to them will find this book particularly useful.

The book will inform students about:

  • The profession of clinical psychology.
  • How to get onto a clinical psychology postgraduate training programme.
  • The way clinical psychologists work with children, adolescents and adults with common psychological problems.
  • The main models of practice used by clinical psychologists, and.
  • The scientific evidence for the effectiveness of psychological interventions.

There is a focus on both clinical case studies and relevant research, and the book includes summaries, revision questions, advice on further reading and a glossary of key terms, all of which make it an excellent student-friendly introduction to an exceptionally interesting subject.

Book: Counselling Psychology: A Textbook for Study and Practice

Book Title:

Counselling Psychology: A Textbook for Study and Practice.

Author(s): David Murphy (Editor).

Year: 2017.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

An excellent resource for students at undergraduate or graduate level, Counselling Psychology: A Textbook for Study and Practice provides valuable insights into the key issues associated with theory and practice in this field. The contributors represent a diverse array of approaches, reflecting the rich diversity within the area, and care is taken to avoid favouring any one approach. The book begins with an overview of the historical and philosophical foundations of counselling psychology, before taking a detailed look at major therapeutic approaches and exploring issues associated with specific client populations, ethics, research design, and more. In particular, the text seeks to explain how counselling psychology differs from and informs other areas of contemporary applied psychology. The result is an engaging balance of the personal and academically rigorous, presented in a highly accessible format.

  • An authoritative introduction to and key issues involved with the theory and practice of counselling psychology for students and practitioners at all levels.
  • Considers all major approaches to psychotherapy including existential, person-centred experiential, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioural.
  • Explores issues commonly encountered when working with specific client groups including children, people with intellectual disabilities, and emergency trauma victims.

Book: The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing

Book Title:

The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice.

Author(s): Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie (Editors).

Year: 2018.

Edition: Fourth (4th).

Publisher: Open University Press.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

This well-established textbook is a must-buy for all mental health nursing students and nurses in registered practice. Comprehensive and broad, it explores how mental health nursing has a positive impact on the lives of people with mental health difficulties.

Book: Introducing Mental Health: A Practical Guide

Book Title:

Introducing Mental Health: A Practical Guide.

Author(s): Caroline Kinsella and Connor Kinsella.

Year: 2015.

Edition: Second (2nd).

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

This popular and accessible introduction to mental health is written for students, mental health practitioners and non-qualified professionals.

Fully revised, this second edition is up to date with the latest knowledge on mental health conditions, good practice and the law. The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. They detail the major mental health disorders, the issues surrounding them, and provide detailed information on:

  • Treatment and support.
  • Risk assessment and management.
  • Mental illness and the Criminal Justice System.
  • The Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act.

Featuring case studies and exercises to assist learning, this is an invaluable resource for anyone working with people who are experiencing mental illness, including students and professionals in health and social care, housing and criminal justice.

Book: Health Psychology: A Textbook

Book Title:

Health Psychology: A Textbook.

Author(s): Jane Ogden.

Year: 2012.

Edition: Fifth (5th).

Publisher: Open University Press.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Thoroughly revised to reflect recent research, theory and practice in health psychology, this market bestseller includes new coverage of topical issues such as behaviour change strategies, health inequalities, exercise dependence, caffeine use and men’s health.

Now organized into five sections, the book follows a health-illness continuum model, covering theory and research related to the context of health, health beliefs and behaviours, becoming ill and being ill, with the final section describing how students can learn to think more critically about all aspects of health psychology. The new edition also includes five new chapters:

  • Health inequalities: Depicts health variation by gender, social class and geography and describes possible explanations for this
  • Health promotion: Describes a wide range of theories and strategies used to change behaviour including CBT, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, fear appeals and the use of technology
  • Health access: Examines patient contact with health professionals, with a focus on help seeking behaviour (and delay), screening, communication and adherence
  • Men’s health: Explores gender differences in life expectancy and causes of mortality, men’s health related behaviours, their health beliefs, social norms of masculinity and emotional expression
  • Being critical: Offers a detailed analysis of how to be more critical, with a focus on thinking about theory, constructs, methodology and measurement

Many brand new examples are introduced, covering: post traumatic stress symptoms, exercise and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, post traumatic growth and benefit finding, measurement issues for adherence, eating, exercise, social support and coping, visualization and illness cognitions and the response shift.

Health Psychology, 5th edition is essential reading for all students and researchers of health psychology. It will also be invaluable to students of medicine, nursing and allied health.

Book: Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Book Title:

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology.

Author(s): Hugh Coolican.

Year: 2009.

Edition: Fifth (5th).

Publisher: Routledge.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

This fifth edition of Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology has been revised and updated, providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today.

The book assumes no prior knowledge, taking you through every stage of your research project in manageable steps. Advice on planning and conducting studies, analysing data and writing up practical reports is given, and examples provided, as well as advice on how to report results in conventional (APA) style.

Unlike other introductory texts, there is discussion of commonly misunderstood concepts such as ecological validity, the null hypothesis and the role of cross-cultural psychology studies. Qualitative research is included in the central research methods chapters as well as being highlighted in specialist chapters which cover content analysis, grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), narrative analysis, discourse analysis and how to tackle a qualitative research project.

The book provides clear coverage of statistical procedures, and includes everything needed at undergraduate level from nominal level tests to multi-factorial ANOVA designs, multiple regression and log linear analysis. In addition, the book provides detailed and illustrated SPSS instructions (updated to version 16) for all statistical procedures, including data entry and interpreting output, thus eliminating the need for an extra SPSS textbook.

Each chapter contains a glossary, key terms and newly integrated exercises, ensuring that key concepts are understood. A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/coolican) provides additional exercises, revision flash cards, links to further reading and data for use with SPSS.

The bestselling research methods text for almost two decades, Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology remains an invaluable resource for students of psychology throughout their studies.

Book: Mastering the World of Psychology

Book Title:

Mastering the World of Psychology.

Author(s): Samuel E. Wood, Ellen Green Wood, and Denise Boyd.

Year: 2013.

Edition: Fifth (6th).

Publisher: Pearson.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

Mastering the World of Psychology, fifth edition, provides students with more support than ever before, thanks to the Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review Learning Method, or SQ3R, which is integrated throughout the text. SQ3R shows students the relationship between psychological theory and learning. It is the strongest and most comprehensive program for measuring progress and attaining successful outcomes in Introductory Psychology.

Book: Atkinson And Hilgards Introduction To Psychology

Book Title:

Atkinson And Hilgards Introduction To Psychology.

Author(s): Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Barbara L. Fredrickson, Geoffrey R. Loftus, and Christel Lutz..

Year: 2015.

Edition: Sixteenth (16th).

Publisher: Cengage India.

Type(s): Hardcover and Paperback.

Synopsis:

Now in its 16th edition, Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology has been fully revised and updated to reflect all recent research developments, theories and ideas, whilst also retaining all of the qualities which have established it as a leading undergraduate psychology textbook over the past five decades, including its highly accessible and engaging student-centred approach.

The established author team of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Barbara Fredrickson and Geoffrey R. Loftus has been joined by Christel Lutz (University of Utrecht), who has helped to add a fresh European influence, and thereby create a truly international introductory textbook.

The ‘Cutting Edge Research’ box features and ‘Seeing Both Sides’ essays which conclude each chapter have been fully updated and replaced throughout, using contributions from a range of experts across the globe, and really help to bring the text to life for students.