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    Conflict, Peace and Mental Health: Addressing the Consequences of Conflict and Trauma in Northern Ireland

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    This is a practical book and will be of particular interest to those planning for and responding to conflict-related disasters, policy makers, service commissioners and providers, politicians, civil servants and peace makers.


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    Psychoanalysis, the NHS, and Mental Health Work Today – The Psychoanalytic Ideas Series

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    This book illustrates the distinctive psychoanalytic contribution to mental health services for children, young people, and adults, with detailed case vignettes illustrating therapeutic treatment and the ways in which staff are supported to do work that is frequently difficult and disturbing.Psychoanalytic thinking contributes to effective mental health work on many levels, from Balint’s “Flash” technique in the brief GP/patient encounter to the psychiatric medical and nursing care in secure units, where the most challenging patients need to be held.


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    Group Therapy for Adults with Severe Mental Illness: Adapting the Tavistock Method

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    This book argues that medication alone does not take away the deep emotional pain of feeling isolated and lonely, and considers the modification of the client’s social relationships as a critical ingredient in any treatment.


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    The Political Self: Understanding the Social Context for Mental Illness

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    This book explores how our social and economic contexts profoundly affect our mental health and wellbeing, and how modern neuroscientific and psychodynamic research can both contribute to and enrich our understanding of these wider discussions.


    Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health: A Handbook for Practitioners

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    This is a book for practitioners – essentially a self-training book but also one that could be used as a source of knowledge in a complex and controversial field.


    Supporting the Mental Health of Children in Care

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    Combining contemporary research with practice findings, this book shows how we can improve the mental health of children in care.


    The Reality of Recovery in Personality Disorder

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    Exploring the process of recovery from personality disorder, and how this can be achieved, this research-based but highly readable book describes successful community-based ways to support people after diagnosis and the wider implications for mental ill health.


    Independent Mental Health Advocacy – The Right to Be Heard

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    Independent mental health advocacy is a crucial means of ensuring rights and entitlements for people sectioned under the Mental Health Act.


    Handbook of the Diagnosis and Treatment of DSM 5 Personality Disorders (3rd edition)

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    Since the publication of the acclaimed second edition of Handbook of the Diagnosis and Treatment of DSM-IV Personality Disorders, much has changed in how the personality disorders are understood and treated.


    A Practical Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005: Putting the Principles of the ACT Into Practice

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    This book provides a theory-to-practice breakdown of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and what its implications are for health and social care workers. Informative and accessible, it provides a clear depiction of the ethos behind the Act and offers instruction for its effective, lawful and person-centred application.


    Making Room for Madness in Mental Health: The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communication

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    In this book, Marcus Evans argues that in addition to providing a helpful treatment for patients who suffer from serious psychological difficulties, psychoanalytic thinking can also help mental health staff develop a better understanding of their patients and complement other ways of thinking about mental disturbance.


    Creative Arts in Counseling and Mental Health

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    Drawing on new paradigms and evidence-based discoveries in neuroscience, narrative psychology, and creativity theory, this text explores the beneficial role of expressive arts within a recovery perspective.


    Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

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    A copublication with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood focuses on research-based strategies for educators to address challenging behaviors of children during early childhood and elementary school years.


    Cultural Adaptation of CBT for Serious Mental Illness: A Guide for Training and Practice

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    This is a comprehensive guide designed to enable CBT practitioners to effectively engage people from diverse cultural backgrounds by applying culturally-sensitive therapeutic techniques.


    Self Psychology and Psychosis: The Development of the Self during Intensive Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia and other Psychoses

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    In this groundbreaking volume, David Garfield and Ira Steinman bring us into the immediacy of the analyst’s consulting room in direct confrontation with the thought disorder, delusions and hallucinations of their patients grappling with psychosis.


    Surviving Family Care Giving: Co-ordinating effective care through collaborative communication

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    Surviving Family Care Giving: Co-ordinating effective care through collaborative communication is a practical book for family and other home carers in a variety of situations.


    Borderline Personality Disorder: An evidence-based guide for generalist mental health professionals

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    This is a book for general mental health professionals who treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It offers practical guidance on how to help people with BPD with advice based on research evidence.


    Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Making sense of people’s problems

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    This completely updated and revised edition summarises recent practice, research, developments and debates while retaining the features that made the first a leading text in the field.


    Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

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    Anatomy of an Epidemic challenges readers to think through that question themselves. First, Whitaker investigates what is known today about the biological causes of mental disorders. Do psychiatric medications fix “chemical imbalances” in the brain, or do they, in fact, create them? Researchers spent decades studying that question, and by the late 1980s, they had their answer. Readers will be startled—and dismayed—to discover what was reported in the scientific journals.


    Unbearable Affect: A Guide to the Psychotherapy of Psychosis

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    In this cohesive, dramatic, and highly readable book, David Garfield establishes a roadmap for the diagnosis and psychotherapeutic treatment of psychotic disorders based on finding, understanding and reordering of unbearable affect.


    Towards a Mental Health System That Works: A Professional Guide to Getting Psychological Help

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    In Towards a Mental Health System That Works, psychologist Michael J Scott details the reforms necessary to ensure that consumers of services receive an evidence-based treatment.


    Dialogical Meetings in Social Networks – The Systemic Thinking and Practice Series

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    This book describes and analyses two dialogic network practices: 'Open Dialogues' – developed for use in psychiatric crisis situations – and 'Anticipation Dialogues' – used in less acute situations such as multi-agency muddles where the helper systems are stuck.