Reflective Practice in Mental Health
256 pages, 6 x 9
Paperback
Release Date:15 Aug 2010
ISBN:9781849050296
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Reflective Practice in Mental Health

Advanced Psychosocial Practice with Children, Adolescents and Adults

Edited by Jack Nathan and Martin Webber; Series edited by James Blewett
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Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Reflective Practice in Mental Health is the authoritative, definitive guide to psycho-social theory and practice in mental health.Featuring contributions from eminent experts, the book uses case studies to illustrate and address the complexities and dilemmas faced by practitioners involved in mental health care, and enables the reader to reflect on their understanding. Case studies from a variety of theoretical perspectives are included, covering psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic family therapy, attachment therapy and therapeutic group-work. They also cover practice across a range of settings, including inpatient, community and children and family services. This book will be a crucial and invaluable text for social work practitioners and social work students aiming to ensure the very best practice in mental health social work, and aims to be the seminal text for mental health psychosocial practice.
'That said, this book is suitable for a much wider audience - anyone working in the support professions who wants to widen their understanding of what makes practice effective...I would recommend this book to all social workers and especially those who want to develop their career through acquiring an advanced post initial training qualification.'- Behavioural Health Central, Peta Barber, area principal psychologist at Highland Council'Reflective Practice in Mental Health provides a key foundation for socially oriented practice. It integrates what is still relevant from earlier traditions (including neglected areas such as psychoanalytic perspectives), and links this to leading edge research and analysis. What is particularly refreshing is its willingness to engage with the depth and complexity of mental health difficulties - signposting a way forward that is grounded in theory and research, and taking us beyond the reactive, procedural and over-medicalised approaches that can dominate current practice.'- Jerry Tew, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Birmingham, UK'An excellent book and a must for the professional who wants to further develop their knowledge and practice of psychosocial practice. It is timely as social work needs to raise its game and to establish its professional identity. Using a variety of case studies showing how a range of methods of intervention can work this makes compelling reading for those who are engaged in working with people who have mental health problems. This book will appeal to a range of mental health professional and is especially relevant for practitioners who are looking to develop advanced psychosocial practice.'- Professor Malcolm Golightley, Head of the School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln, UK
Martin Webber is head of a leading advanced level post-qualifying mental health social work course at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and is a qualified social worker. Jack Nathan is a qualified social worker and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He also lectures at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and is a consultant psychotherapist at The Maudsley Hospital, London. They have both published widely in the field of mental health social work.
Acknowledgements. List of abbreviations. Series editor's foreword. James Blewett, King's College London, UK. Foreword. Alan Rushton, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK. Introduction. Martin Webber, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK. Part 1. Context. 1. The making of the advanced practitioner in social work. Jack Nathan, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK. 2. Sociology of mental disorder: Critical perspectives. Paul Godin, City University London, UK. 3. A stress-vulnerability model of mental disorder: Implications for practice. Tirril Harris, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK. 4. Mental health service user/survivor research. Pete Fleischmann, Social Care Institute for Excellence, UK. 5. The evidence-base for psycho-social mental health practice. Martin Webber. Part 2. Theoretical perspectives. 6. The place of psychoanalytic theory and research in reflective social work practice. Jack Nathan. 7. Reflective practice using cognitive behavioural therapy: Its uses in social work. Florian Ruths, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. 8. Reflective practice using systemic family therapy. Judith Lask, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK. 9. Reflective practice using attachment therapy. Felicity de Zulueta, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.. 10. Towards a working group: Applying theory from group dynamics and group analytic psychotherapy. Caroline Grimbly, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK. Part 3. Advanced reflective practice in action. 11. Psychosocial mental health practice in children and family services. Rebecca Peters, London Borough of Hackney, UK. 12. Psychosocial practice in community mental health services. Tony West, independent social worker, UK. 13. Psychosocial practice in inpatient mental health services. Paul Richards, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. 14. The person on the receiving end. Don Brand and Sarah Carr, Social Care Institute for Excellence, UK. 15. Challenges and opportunities for psychosocial practice in mental health. Martin Webber and Jack Nathan. Contributors. Index.
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