Learning 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:
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- 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 presenting issues.
Barbara Douglas is a Chartered and Registered Counselling Psychologist. She is Registrar for the British Psychological Society's Qualification in Counselling Psychology and has a private practice in Edinburgh. Barbara previously taught Counselling Psychology at the University of the West of England and prior to that was Director of the North West Centre for Eating Disorders. She is co-editor of the third edition of the Sage Handbook of Counselling Psychology and has particular interest in the histories of both psychology and psychiatry. Barbara was honoured to receive the BPS Professional Practice Board's Practitioner of the Year Award in 2011 and is a former Chair of the Division of Counselling Psychology. Pam James is a Chartered and HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and a Registered Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy (Senior Practitioner). She has been Chair of the BPS Qualification in Counselling Psychology and twice Chair of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology. She held lecturing and management posts at Liverpool John Moores University over 25 years where she was awarded Professor of Counselling Psychology in 2000. She worked in NHS Adult Mental Health for 10 years; currently she has a private practice in Southport. Her doctoral thesis was in learning and she remains interested in the learning process per se, including the process of change whilst in the therapeutic relationship.
Foreword - Professor Ray Woolfe Introduction (with Carol Lund) - With a contribution from Dr Carole Lund Exploring anxiety (with Mary Reid) - With a contribution from Dr Mary Reid Exploring depression (with Dee Danchev) - With a contribution from Dr Dee Danchev Exploring trauma and post traumatic stress (with Tony Parnell) - With a contribution from Anthony Parnell Exploring psychosis (with Hamilton Fairfax) - With a contribution from Hamilton Fairfax Exploring bipolar (with Roly Fletcher) - With a contribution from Dr Mabel Martinelli Exploring the borderline (with Clare John and Nicola Gale) - With a contribution from Nicola Gale and Dr Claire John Exploring eating disorders (with Amanda Hall) - With a contribution from Amanda Hall Conclusion (with Sheelagh Strawbridge) - With a contribution from Sheelagh Strawbridge