This informative book gives mental health professionals who are not child abuse specialists knowledge and skills that are especially relevant to their direct service role and practice context. It introduces to these practitioners a conceptual bridge between biomedical and psychosocial understandings of mental disorder, providing a multidimensional approach that allows professionals to think holistically and connect clients' abusive pasts with their present-day symptoms and behaviors. It includes reviews of the most up-to-date findings with direct practice guides in helping clients.

Personal and Professional Self-Care

Personal and professional self-care

As mental health professionals, we have chosen our work because we care about people, but we often don't give our own well-being anywhere near the same attention, energy, and commitment that we give our patients and clients. Mental health is one area of health service that depends significantly on the healing ...

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