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Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors

Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors

Second Edition

152 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"An interesting overview of medical and psychiatric issues that may arise for counselors. . . readable, lucid, and free of jargon. The issues addressed include referral and assessment, ongoing counseling and supervision, medical conditions and their treatment, psychiatric conditions and their treatment, and ethical and legal issues. . . It raises awareness of some important issues to consider when working with clients with medical and psychiatric conditions."

Counselors often encounter situations where clients' medical or psychiatric conditions—and their treatment—affect the assessment of, or work with, clients. This Second Edition of Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors offers a comprehensive overview highlighting key concerns and offering practical advice for judging when a situation may be beyond the counselor's skills.

The original text has been completely updated and restructured to ensure material is presented in the most user-friendly format, and three brand new chapters have been added:
  • New introductory chapter which provides a contextual framework for the reader
  • Chapter on the common principles of care and working with others
  • New concluding chapter
A Contextual Framework
Common Principles of Care and Working with Others
Issues at the Beginning of Counselling
Issues in Established Counselling and in Supervision
Taking Account of Medical Conditions and Their Treatment
Taking Account of Psychiatric Conditions and their Treatment
Safety and Safeguards
Appendix 1: Suggested Reading
Appendix 2: Glossary
Appendix 3: Useful Organisations and Internet Addresses

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Brian Daines

Linda Gask

Amanda Howe

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