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  • Contents
  • Subject index

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: a new introductory chapter which provides a contextual framework for the reader; a chapter on the common principles of care and working with others; and a new concluding chapter

Common Principles of Care and Working with Others
Common principles of care and working with others

In this chapter we will explore the concepts that underpin clinical practice, and introduce certain ideas and themes to which we will return in later chapters.

What is Meant by ‘Mental Illness’?

The differences between mental health and illness, and what is considered normal and abnormal in psychological ...

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