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Clinical Skills in Psychiatric Treatment

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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521705707

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  • Effective and capable clinicians need to develop strong interpersonal, intellectual and organisational abilities. This practical and accessible text explores clinical skills that are increasingly assessed in training, postgraduate examinations, continuing professional development programmes and reaccreditation appraisals. It is concerned with balancing the demands of the patient’s life circumstances with lessons from empirical science and clinical experience. These skills help clinicians to put interventions together into effective treatment plans, and to develop strategies that facilitate recovery from mental illness. This book is written from a multidisciplinary perspective and it explores new ways of working. Although it is primarily addressed to psychiatrists, it is relevant to mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists.

    • Will help to develop important clinical skills that are of practical use and are also tested in exams and appraisals
    • Set in the context of new ways of working that will help practitioners develop their practice
    • Covers strategic treatment planning and recovery extensively
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    • Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards 2009

    Reviews & endorsements

    "This book could be recommended for psychiatrists who have a firm grasp on basic principles of evaluation and treatment of patients, but would like advice on the real world dilemmas and pitfalls of everyday clinical work. True to its title, it emphasizes clinical skill development and shares an abundance of wisdom based upon the real world of psychiatric practice. With a forthright and frankly honest voice, the authors succeed in conjuring up the sense that one is turning to a seasoned mentor for advice."
    --Doody's Review Service

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521705707
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 232 x 155 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Underlying Principles:
    1. Starting points
    2. A triangle of forces
    3. Treatment objectives
    4. Strategic treatment
    Part II. The Context and Location of Treatment:
    5. Teams
    6. Team work
    7. Inpatient treatment in the era of community psychiatry
    8. Compulsion and locked doors
    9. Not at home, not in hospital
    10. Models of care
    Part III. Problems in Treatment:
    11. Engagement
    12. Compliance and concordance
    13. Treatment resistance
    14. Complicated problems
    15. Managing risk
    16. Staying well
    Part IV. Coping:
    17. Coping with dilemmas
    18. Coping with change

  • Authors

    Rob Poole, North East Wales NHS Trust
    Rob Poole is a Consultant Psychiatrist, North East Wales NHS Trust, Flintshire and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Cardiff. He is also an Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Division of Psychiatry at the University of Liverpool, UK.

    Robert Higgo, Merseycare NHS Trust
    Robert Higgo is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Liverpool Assertive Outreach Team, Merseycare NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK.


    • Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards 2009

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