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Mental Health and Illness
Mental Health and Illness
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About the Book

This book is unique in that it specifically addresses the concerns that counsellors and psychotherapists may have about the mental health of their clients. It is published at a time of significant change in the management and treatment of mental illness both within the UK and internationally. In addition the roles of mental health practitioners and counsellors within NHS practice are undergoing notable review.

The content provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary issues in mental health, sign posting the importance and relevance of the topic to those working within the counselling and psychotherapy fields. The background to the current context of mental health care, treatment and management both within the UK and globally is outlined and definitions of mental health are discussed by way of drawing attention to the complex and diverse understanding of what constitutes mental illness.


About the Author: Dawn Freshwater is currently Professor of Mental Health, Institute of Health and Community Studies, BournemouthUniversity. She is a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered psychotherapist and an experienced supervisor and trainer. She has authored, co-authored and edited several books and numerous papers, and is editor of Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781861564139
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publisher Imprint: Wiley
  • Height: 227 mm
  • No of Pages: 142
  • Series Title: Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Therapists (Whurr)
  • Weight: 217 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1861564139
  • Publisher Date: 03 Feb 2006
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 11 mm
  • Width: 152 mm


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