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Author Freeth, Rachel, author.

Title Humanising psychiatry and mental health care : the challenge of the person-centred approach / Rachel Freeth ; foreword by Brian Thorne and Mike Shooter
Published Boca Raton ; London ; New York : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (199 pages)
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The aims -- The author -- Structure and style -- The audience -- A final introductory note -- Section One: Theoretical and philosophical challenges of the person-centred approach -- Chapter 1: What is the person-centred approach? -- Introduction -- Patient-centred, person-centred care and the person-centred approach: are you confused? -- Uses of the term 'patient-centred' -- The meaning of 'person-centred' within health care settings -- The person-centred approach in health care settings -- More than a type of therapy -- The philosophical values of the person-centred approach -- The main features of person-centred theory and practice -- Rogers' main theoretical interests -- Core principles -- Research -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2: A theory of personality and behaviour -- Introduction -- The 'organism' and the 'self' -- The 'actualising tendency' -- The development of personality and the 'self-concept' -- Psychological disturbance: a person-centred view -- Some criticisms of Rogers' theory of personality and behaviour -- The 'fully functioning person' -- Chapter 3: Who has th epow er and where is th eexpertise? -- Introduction -- Thinking about power -- Authoritarian power within psychiatry -- Professional hierarchies and relationships with colleagues -- Organisational power -- Managing feelings of powerlessness -- Thinking about expertise and experts -- Person-centred theory relating to power and expertise -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4: Thinking about mental disorder: concepts and causes -- Introduction -- The concept of mental disorder -- Illness, disease and sickness -- Material realities and the triumph of scientific objectivity -- Carl Rogers on science and scientific knowledge -- Mind, brain and the 'mind/brain problem'
A person-centred view of empathy -- How to be empathic -- The value of empathy -- Empathy in mental health settings -- Conclusion -- Chapter 9: The person-centred approach to severe psychopathology and psychosis -- Introduction -- What is 'psychological contact'? -- When contact is impaired: introducing 'pre-therapy' -- Contact functions -- Making contact: the method of pre-therapy -- Contact reflections: a form of empathy -- Vignettes -- The value and uses of pre-therapy -- Current developments and future possibilities -- Chapter 10: Looking after ourselves: support, supervision and personal development -- Introduction -- The hazards of being a mental health professional -- The 'wounded healer' -- Supervision within mental health settings -- The purposes and tasks of supervision -- Common characteristics of supervision -- Supervision from a person-centred perspective -- A person-centred theory of supervision -- Some characteristics of person-centred supervision -- My experience and use of person-centred supervision -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- Index
Causes of mental disorder -- The disease model -- Psychological models -- Social models -- The biopsychosocial model -- Predispositions and triggers -- The person-centred approach to psychopathology -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5: What is wrong with me? Assessment, diagnosis and the medical model Introduction -- Introduction -- Assessment -- Phenomenology: being objective about the subjective -- Psychodiagnosis: the Holy Grail of psychiatry -- Arguments supporting diagnosis -- Arguments against diagnosis -- The person-centred approach to assessment and diagnosis -- Explaining and understanding -- The 'locus of evaluation' -- The non-directive attitude -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6: Health, healing or cure? The person-centred approach to treatment -- Introduction -- Health, healing or cure? -- What drives mental health policy? -- Psychiatric versus person-centred approaches to treatment -- Any place for person-centred therapy? -- Freedom: a right, a capacity and a responsibility -- Risk and accountability -- Section Two: Practical applications of the person-centred approach -- Chapter 7: The healing pow er of relationship -- Introduction -- The significance of relationship -- Can mental health services offer healing relationships? -- Types of relationships within mental health services -- The person-centred approach to relationship -- Rogers' theory of therapy -- The necessary and sufficient conditions for constructive -- personality change -- Conclusion -- Chapter 8: Listening with attitu de -- Introduction -- Congruence -- What is congruence? -- Congruence in practice -- Congruence in mental health settings -- The value of congruence -- Unconditional positive regard -- Understanding unconditional positive regard -- The importance of unconditional positive regard -- Unconditional positive regard in mental health settings -- Final comments -- Empathy
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Subject Client-centered psychotherapy
Client-centered psychotherapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Shooter, Mike, writer of foreword.
Thorne, Brian, writer of foreword.
ISBN 1498790410