Learning About Mental Health Practice

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 28, 2008 - Psychology - 614 pages
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An introduction to mental health practice ideal for non-psychologists Learning About Mental Health Practice covers the key areas of contemporary mental health practice and is ideal for those in the early stages of their mental health training. The text is organized into three parts. Part I (Foundations) covers the Ten Shared Capabilities, a framework that has been developed by the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health as a framework for the whole of the mental health workforce. Part II (Issues) includes chapters on socially inclusive practice, service user involvement, interdisciplinary team working, and working with families. Finally, Part III (Approaches) includes chapters on psychological approaches, medication management, holistic approaches, and spirituality and mental health. A student text to accompany Teaching Mental Health (978-0-470-03029-5) Focuses on the 'Ten Essential Shared Capabilities': Working in Partnership; Respecting Diversity; Practicing Ethically; Challenging Inequality; Promoting Recovery; Identifying People's Needs and Strengths; Providing Service User Centred Care; Making a Difference; Promoting Safety and Positive Risk Taking; Personal Development and Learning Much-needed: in 2006 Professor Lord Layard, Professor of Health Economics at the LSE, made a seminal speech in which he outlined an initiative to scale up therapy for people suffering from depression and anxiety by training an additional 10,000 clinical psychologists and therapists
  

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Contents

FOUNDATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH
3
The ten essential shared capabilities in practice
23
Working in partnership
39
Respecting diversity through acknowledging
53
valuesbased practice
79
Challenging inequality
105
Promoting recovery
119
Identifying peoples needs and strengths
141
Providing service user centred care
157
Making a difference
173
a framework for practice
195
Personal development and learning
213
Social perspectives on mental distress
235
The capable practitioner
571
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About the author (2008)

Theo Stickley trained in counselling and mental health nursing, and practised in both professions for many years. He now teaches mental health at the University of Nottingham and has published widely in the nursing and mental health press. The focus of his research is mental health and the arts, and he has led on a number of research projects in collaboration with people who use mental health services. Theo is a keen gardener, motorcyclist and artist (but has not yet found a way to combine all three simultaneously).

Thurstine Basset trained as social worker and worked as a community worker and social work practitioner, mostly in the mental health field. he is now an independent training and development consultant and runs his own company, which is based in Brighton. He works for national voluntary agencies, such as Mind, together and the Mental Health Foundation. With the Richmond Fellowship, he is the joint course leader for its Diploma in Community Mental Health, which is accredited by Middlesex  University. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Brighton. He has written mental health learning materials, many of which are published by Pavilion Publishing, with which he works in an advisory role. He likes to walk and watch cricket.

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