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Care of the mentally ill

See below for a selection of the latest books from Care of the mentally ill category. Presented with a red border are the Care of the mentally ill books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Care of the mentally ill books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Mental Health Social Work

Mental Health Social Work

Author: Mark (University of York, UK) Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This comprehensive textbook addresses mental health social work theory and practice. It incorporates recommendations and developments emerging from current, significant reforms in social work as they apply within the context of mental health social work. Combining the theoretical and practical and covering both historical and contemporary issues, Mental Health Social Work should be considered essential reading for students, professionals and practitioners. Although the book focuses on developments in UK policy and legal frameworks, its substantive practice components draw upon the comparative research evidence and literature, and will therefore be relevant to an international audience.

Mental Health Social Work

Mental Health Social Work

Author: Mark (University of York, UK) Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This comprehensive textbook addresses mental health social work theory and practice. It incorporates recommendations and developments emerging from current, significant reforms in social work as they apply within the context of mental health social work. Combining the theoretical and practical and covering both historical and contemporary issues, Mental Health Social Work should be considered essential reading for students, professionals and practitioners. Although the book focuses on developments in UK policy and legal frameworks, its substantive practice components draw upon the comparative research evidence and literature, and will therefore be relevant to an international audience.

Caregiving for People with Severe Mental Illness in Asia

Caregiving for People with Severe Mental Illness in Asia

Author: Marcus Yu-Lung (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) Chiu Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book answers the fundamental questions of why and how Asian families take up the responsibility of caregiving. It brings about a better understanding of the distinct difficult Asian situations of family caregiving, in light of the intra-personal, social, and societal interactions in shaping one's experiences. Family caregiving for people with mental illness is often challenging in view of the nature of the illness, limited mental healthcare, and the lack of community support. In Asian societies, family caregiving is expected - families assume the responsibility to care for their own members or such a responsibility is assumed of them. This book stems from the author's fieldwork experience in six major Asian cities and will explore the synthesis, commonalities and differences of the experiences of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea and Singapore.

Let's Talk about Sex

Let's Talk about Sex

Author: Dr Hannah Carton, Dr Sarah Ashworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2020

'Let's Talk About Sex' is a much-needed resource for providing information to groups and individuals with intellectual disabilities in order that they are aware of the risks and intricacies of sexual health, sexual relationships and all that goes with this. This need may arise during adolescence, following a period away from the community (e.g. hospitalisation, incarceration) or later in life. The manual provides a sexual health education programme that can be used with adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities. Its detailed guidance and resources can be used to run a group programme delivered as individual stand-alone sessions, in a pick and mix style, or as a 16-week programme, according to the needs of those attending. It can also be used as a basis for working with individuals on sexual health matters. The programme covers topics including physiology, puberty, personal hygiene, health screening, sexual orientation and gender identity, dignity and respect, sexual education, consent, relationships, and exploitation, delivered in a non-judgemental, informative, supportive approach. Each session incorporates different methods of learning, including facilitator-led discussion, active participation and visual aids to enhance learning and can be adapted to meet the learning needs of participants. Online, printable resources are included to reinforce learning. Guidance is provided to facilitators on supporting individuals during and after sessions.

The CaPDID Training Manual

The CaPDID Training Manual

Author: Jo Anderson, Max Pickard, Emma Rye Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 31/07/2020

Trauma informed approaches have not generally been made available to staff working in services supporting people who have both a personality disorder and an intellectual disability. This distinctive training manual enables facilitators who already have some level of understanding of psychodynamic concepts to help support staff better understand the people they care for in the context of their histories of trauma, and their own emotional and behavioural responses. It offers professionals who are called on to support services (psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists etc) a standardised way of training and educating care staff in thinking about how best to provide support and a safe and supportive service to some of the most challenging clients. In doing so, it addresses contentious and challenging issues such as the terms 'personality disorder' and 'challenging behaviour', the traumatised carer and the difficulties of working competently with people who have complex emotional needs. Most importantly, it improves the understanding and confidence of staff in supporting their clients. The manual provides a course of three 2 hour sessions with guidelines and participant materials.

Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care

Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care

Author: Hooman Keshavarzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2020

This text outlines for the first time a structured articulation of an emerging Islamic orientation to psychotherapy, a framework presented and known as Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP). TIIP is an integrative model of mental health care that is grounded in the core principles of Islam while drawing upon empirical truths in psychology. The book introduces the basic foundations of TIIP, then delves into the writings of early Islamic scholars to provide a richer understanding of the Islamic intellectual heritage as it pertains to human psychology and mental health. Beyond theory, the book provides readers with practical interventional skills illustrated with case studies as well as techniques drawn inherently from the Islamic tradition. A methodology of case formulation is provided that allows for effective treatment planning and translation into therapeutic application. Throughout its chapters, the book situates TIIP within an Islamic epistemological and ontological framework, providing a discussion of the nature and composition of the human psyche, its drives, health, pathology, mechanisms of psychological change, and principles of healing. Mental health practitioners who treat Muslim patients, Muslim clinicians, students of the behavioral sciences and related disciplines, and anyone with an interest in spiritually oriented psychotherapies will greatly benefit from this illustrative and practical text.

Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care

Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care

Author: Hooman Keshavarzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2020

This text outlines for the first time a structured articulation of an emerging Islamic orientation to psychotherapy, a framework presented and known as Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP). TIIP is an integrative model of mental health care that is grounded in the core principles of Islam while drawing upon empirical truths in psychology. The book introduces the basic foundations of TIIP, then delves into the writings of early Islamic scholars to provide a richer understanding of the Islamic intellectual heritage as it pertains to human psychology and mental health. Beyond theory, the book provides readers with practical interventional skills illustrated with case studies as well as techniques drawn inherently from the Islamic tradition. A methodology of case formulation is provided that allows for effective treatment planning and translation into therapeutic application. Throughout its chapters, the book situates TIIP within an Islamic epistemological and ontological framework, providing a discussion of the nature and composition of the human psyche, its drives, health, pathology, mechanisms of psychological change, and principles of healing. Mental health practitioners who treat Muslim patients, Muslim clinicians, students of the behavioral sciences and related disciplines, and anyone with an interest in spiritually oriented psychotherapies will greatly benefit from this illustrative and practical text.

The Approved Mental Health Professional Practice Handbook

The Approved Mental Health Professional Practice Handbook

Author: Kevin (UWE) Stone, Sarah (The Open University) Vicary, Tim Spencer-Lane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2020

Approved Mental Health Professionals are specialist professionals authorised to make ethically complex and difficult decisions on the behalf of people with severe mental health difficulties. In this complex and challenging role, AMHPs must possess and deploy a range of skills, knowledge and values. This invaluable handbook considers these challenges and provides in-depth guidance on all key aspects of the role, including: * working with mental health law; * risks and challenges in a Mental Health Act assessment; * staying safe as an AMHP; * resilience as a trainee and practitioner. Packed with helpful features such as illustrations, chapter summaries, discussion questions and further reading lists, this clear and concise book will be invaluable to students on AMHP and Best Interests Assessor programmes, as well as for professionals in the field.

Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing for Staff Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing for Staff Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Eddie Chaplin, Karina Marshall-Tate, Steve Hardy, Ruwani Ampegama Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

This training resource and accompanying reader has been developed for a range of care and support staff who work with adults with intellectual disabilities and provides a full day's training. It aims to provide learners with an understanding of the mental health needs of this population and to promote mental health and wellbeing. The materials will also be of value to clinicians and support professionals relatively new to either mental health or intellectual disability, as well as students undertaking relevant courses. Through video clips and exercises, the materials give voice to the experiences and insights of people with intellectual disabilities who experience mental health issues. The resource includes slides and other online resources, guided self-learning and a separate Pavilion reader 'An Introduction to Supporting the Mental Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities' in digital format. Published in association with The Estia Centre, London South Bank University and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

How to Involve People with Dementia

How to Involve People with Dementia

Author: Nada Savitch, Rachael Litherland, Steve Milton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2020

Supporting practitioners to promote service user involvement, this book highlights ways to engage people with dementia to allow them to have an impact on improving their quality of life. This book will help practitioners to think creatively about the best approaches to involving people with dementia in decisions that affect their lives. Full of useful tips and with a range of practical examples, it provides tried and tested methods for enabling engagement in day-to-day decisions as well as in research and policy development. Chapters cover why involvement is so crucial, what the ethical challenges are and how to overcome these, how involvement can be implemented, what people with dementia want from professionals and the services they use, and how to create wider dementia-friendly communities. The voices of people with dementia resonate throughout the book, making this essential reading for all professionals working in dementia care, including service commissioners, public health officials and policy makers, as well as academics and students in these fields.

Social Work and Mental Health

Social Work and Mental Health

Author: Malcolm Golightley, Robert Goemans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

With 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, mental health is a more important part of social work training than ever before, and all successful social workers need to understand the core values, skills and knowledge that underpin excellent practice in a modern mental health system. Written as an accessible introduction to the complex issues around mental health, this book has become a classic in its field. Law and policy are clearly outlined while the authors give space to important ethical considerations when working with the most vulnerable in society. There are clear links between policy, legislation and real life practice as well as a wealth of learning features.

Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Well-being for Staff Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Well-being for Staff Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Ruwani Ampegama, Karina Marshall-Tate, Eddie Chaplin, Steve Hardy Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 31/12/2019

This training resource and accompanying reader has been developed for a range of care and support staff who work with adults with intellectual disabilities and provides a full day's training. It aims to provide learners with an understanding of the mental health needs of this population and to promote mental health and well-being. The materials will also be of value to clinicians and support professionals relatively new to either mental health or intellectual disability, as well as students undertaking relevant courses. Through video clips and exercises, the materials give voice to the experiences and insights of people with intellectual disabilities who experience mental health issues. The resource includes slides and other online resources, guided self-learning and a separate Pavilion reader 'An Introduction to Supporting the Mental Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities'. Published in association with The Estia Centre, London South Bank University and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust