DSM-5 Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Sep 282018

The DSM-5 Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health integrates DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and evidence-based treatment protocols into the essential companion for all clinicians who evaluate and treat children and adolescents. With its tables, figures, and suggested questions, the Pocket Guide gives readers ready access to expert advice.

The book is indispensable for all clinicians interested in improving their ability to provide evidence-based care for children and adolescents with mental distress.







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Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: A Global, Healthcare Systems-Focused, and Problem-Based Approach

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Sep 202018

This ambitious resource presents an inventive approach to integrating pediatric and mental health care based in comprehensive, family-centered service delivery. Its framework adds a problem-solving focus to the core principles of pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry, emphasizing young patients’ developmental, family, and social context. An international panel of expert clinicians explores the value of the mental health component in treating complex and chronic cases across varied settings, as well as practical considerations in implementing collaborative pediatric care systemwide, including at the global level. Detailed case histories illustrate skills and traits essential to making this problem-based approach work, such as multidimensional thinking, a prevention mentality, a dedication to lifelong learning, and empathy and respect for young clients and their families.





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Psychotherapy and Counselling for Depression

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Sep 182018

The Third Edition of Counselling and Psychotherapy for Depression is a popular and practical guide to working with people suffering from depression. As well as describing the skills and techniques used by practitioners, the book explores the features and complexities of depressed states including general negativity; sense of failure and abandonment; and feelings of powerlessness, anger, shame, and guilt. The Third Edition has been revised and updated and features a new chapter focusing on the role of the therapeutic relationship.





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Psychological Interventions In Mental Health Nursing

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Sep 172018

This book fills the gap in the market for an introductory text on mental health nurses that explores the psychological interventions used with mental health patient groups.





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Advances in Psychiatry

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Sep 152018

This book will be the newest edition on the series ‘advances in psychiatry’. They were highly successful in covering a broad area of psychiatry from different perspectives and angles and by reflecting both specialized but also international and global approaches. This series have guaranteed quality therefore can be used by different scientific groups for teaching and learning and also as a means for fast dissemination of advanced research and transformation of research findings into the everyday clinical practice. There is already a body of readers anticipating the next volume.







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Neuropsychology of Cognitive Decline : A Developmental Approach to Assessment and Intervention

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Sep 152018

Presenting best practices for assessment and intervention with older adults experiencing cognitive decline, this book draws on cutting-edge research and extensive clinical experience. The authors’ integrative approach skillfully interweaves neuropsychological and developmental knowledge. The volume provides guidelines for evaluating and differentiating among normal aging, subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment, and different types of dementia. It identifies risk and protective factors that may influence an individual’s trajectory and describes how to create a sound case conceptualization. Evidence-based strategies for pharmacological, cognitive, behavioral, and psychological intervention with patients and their caregivers are illustrated with vivid case examples.





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Emergencies in Psychiatry in Low- and Middle-income Countries, 2nd edition

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Sep 152018

There is a need to not only understand psychiatric emergencies in low- and middle-income countries but also to formulate logical and acceptable forms of intervention. This book gives the reader an overview of the kinds of psychiatric emergencies that can occur and the strategies employed to manage these in developing countries. The book covers anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, grief, suicidal behaviour and psychiatric emergencies following disasters. It also deals with special population groups, such as women, children and the elderly, who require different modes of intervention.
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Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health: A Practical Guide, Volume 1

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Sep 062018

Rewritten with the new primary care environment in mind, this greatly expanded and updated edition of Child Mental Health in Primary Care extends the structured approach of the first edition to adoelscent mental health. As in the first edition, Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health covers each problem in a uniform way, offering definitions, assessment outlines, detailed management options and indications for referral. Numerous case examples further illuminate aspects of many conditions. Comprehensive and practical, the forty-eight chapters of Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health cover the full range of difficulties and disabilities affecting the mental health of children and young people. The book is divided into three volumes, and can either be read from cover to cover or used as a resource to be consulted for guidance on specific problems. This book is vital for all healthcare professionals including general practitioners, health visitors and other staff working in primary care to assess, manage and refer children and adolescents with mental health problems. School medical officers, social workers and educational psychologists, many of whom are in the front line of mental health provision for children and young people, will also find it extremely useful. Reviews of the first edition: ‘This very comprehensive and detailed book provides the tools for primary care health professionals not only to assess a child’s needs but in many cases also to implement an initial package of care.’ JUST FOR NURSES ‘I have no reservation in recommending the book to all people working with children and families in any capacity. An important training text for a variety of professions. A very effective text to be used in daily practice for quick reference.’ CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH ‘This book is well produced and clearly written. A useful book for anyone interested or involved with children.’ FAMILY PRACTICE ‘I looked through the book again and again but could not find anything missing.’ NURSING TIMES
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Law, Values and Practice in Mental Health Nursing: A Handbook

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Sep 062018

Mental health nurses need to work within the law to ensure good, legal care for their patients, while at the same time being guided by appropriate values. This practical handbook for mental health nurses offers an accessible and invaluable guide to mental health law and values based practice.
Written in an accessible and friendly way, the book covers the different stages of mental healthcare delivery in a range of healthcare settings. The book includes guidance on:

– The Human Rights Act
– The Mental Capacity Act 2005
– The Deprivation of Liberty safeguards
– The revised Mental Health Act
– Admitting people to hospital
– Discharging people into the community
– Working with those in care homes
– Working with children and young people The chapters include case studies based on real life, to show how nurses can deal with complex and daunting scenarios in practice. The book includes clear explanations of all relevant legislation as well as step-by-step guidance on how to deal with situations where mental health law applies.
This book is suitable for those preparing to qualify as well as those already qualified and working in a range of healthcare settings. An essential text, this book will empower nurses to practise with confidence.
“I welcome this book as its integration of values based practice and legislation into the complex world of decision making in mental health services clarifies many issues. This book is sure to become essential reading for students of mental health nursing.”
Ian Hulatt, Mental Health Advisor, Royal College of Nursing UK
“This is an invaluable guide for all professionals working in mental health services, written by two people who have unparalleled understanding of mental health and mental capacity law. It should help practitioners understand both the intricacies of the law and how to retain a person-centred approach when applying it.”
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind
“An impressive and enlightening book that spans law, ethics, values and practice. With the help of realistic scenarios it explains and applies the law with clarity and great practical understanding. It will inform and reassure those struggling with the often painful dilemmas confronted over the course of providing nursing care to service users with mental disabilities.”
Genevra Richardson, Professor of Law, King’s College London, UK





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Communication Skills for Mental Health Nurses: An introduction

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Sep 032018

“An extremely informative and useable book covering many aspects of communication … highly recommended for students and practitioners in the mental health field, whether nurses or not.”
Mental Health Practice
“Learning to communicate effectively is vital for all nurses … This exciting new book, with an accessible and engaging style, provides nurses working in mental health, with a valuable and comprehensive introduction to successful communication.”
Martina Mc Guinness, Nurse Practice Development Co-ordinator, HSE Dublin, Ireland
“The book is thought provoking and provides examples not only of what we should be doing but also examples of what we should not to be doing. It is a text that I would have loved to have had access to in my student days and early practice and would therefore strongly recommend this book to students and indeed beginner mental health practitioners of any discipline.”
Sinead Frain, Clinical Nurse Specialist – Home Care Ballyfermot/Lucan Mental Health Service
“This accessible book takes you through the core communications skills required as a novice through to a more advanced level… The inclusion of clinical scenarios and practice exercises demonstrate clearly how to apply theoretical elements whilst working in a clinical situation … It is a very good read and a valuable tool for anyone stepping out into the world of mental health nursing!”
Antony Johnson, Mental Health Nursing Student, University of Salford, UK
“The combination of knowledgeable discussion and richly illustrated case examples makes this an innovative text and an essential resource for those who are challenged with delivering mental health care. A must read for all students.”
Allison Tennant, Nurse Consultant and Psychotherapist, Rampton Hospital, UK
“This useful book focuses on the skills that are absolutely central and essential to all mental health nursing, from basic communication skills to specific interventions and approaches.”
Dr Neil Brimblecombe, Director of Nursing/Chief Operating Officer, South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
“This is a fantastic book, absolutely packed with just about everything a mental health nurse needs to know about communication skills … The succinctly written chapters cover a wide range of key communications skills and each provides clear explanations, examples from ‘everyday’ life and clinical practice, with opportunities to reflect on your own experiences. Highly recommended.”
Alan Simpson, Professor of Collaborative Mental Health Nursing, City University London, UK
This practical book provides a comprehensive guide to communication in mental health nursing, with an emphasis on demonstrating the use of different skills in various clinical settings. Written by experienced mental health professionals, the book is richly illustrated with a range of clinical case examples that will be recognisable to all nurses.
Centred on the communication process as a whole, the topics are carefully presented through the use of patient-nurse dialogues and exchanges which bring the subject to life. This will help you to:

– Develop essential communication skills
– Communicate confidently
– Use phatic communication effectively
– Use self-reflection in your practice
– Develop the ability to deal with conflict
– Develop empathic helping relationships
– Draw upon various therapeutic models of communication
Communication Skills for Mental Health Nurses is ideal for all nurses and healthcare professionals seeking to improve the skills required to communicate confidently and effectively with patients, their carers and other key people involved within the care environment.


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