Introducing Psychopathology is an essential course companion for counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology trainees. It explains how to describe and diagnose client problems in clear, accessible language, demystifying the concept of psychopathology and revealing it as an integral aspect of training and practice. The book is entirely comprehensive in its coverage of client problems, groups, methods of assessment, up-to-date research and settings,
covering crucial topics from assessment and diagnosis to the clinical symptoms of emotional distress, including severe or enduring disorders like schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder
providing a framework for psychiatric diagnosis and classification and covering risk assessment in detail
concluding with a chapter on holistic approaches and emotional wellbeing.
Case studies and exercises throughout the book make sense of the theory in real-life practice and the author's enthusiasm for her subject makes for a uniquely engaging, readable guide to the complexities of psychopathologies.
Betty Rudd is the author of seven books and twenty-one games, most of them focusing on emotional literacy. With SAGE Betty has previously published Talking is for Kids, Talking is for Us and Talking is for Teens.
Understanding psychopathology Assessment and referrals Early life disorders incorporating developmental psychopathology Anxiety disorders and sexual abuse Cognitive disorders Mood problems, depression, self-harm and suicide Eating and sleeping disorders Substance dependence Psychotic disorders Somatoform Personality disorders Psychopathology and possible future avenues