Reflective Practice in Mental Health : Advancing Psychosocial Practice With Children, Adolescents and Adults (Paperback)

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`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 professionals 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 London, UK

Reflective Practice in Mental Health is the authoritative, definitive guide to psychosocial theory, research and practice in mental health work with children and adults.

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 to their understanding. Cases 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 an invaluable text for students and practitioners in social work and allied professions.

This series takes a practice-led, reflective approach to key areas of work in social care. Books in the series tackle the complexities and dilemmas that practitioners face every day, by using a series of case examples. Each book focuses on a different area of social work, including vulnerable children, looked after children and mental health. The discussion within each book is built around case studies, in order to give clear examples of how an integrated knowledge base can be applied to practice. This series is essential reading for all post-qualifying social work students and social work practitioners.


Publisher Jessica Kingsley Pub
Mfg Part# 9781849050296
SKU 214562608
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1849050295
Release Date 9/1/2010
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