This new edition has been extensively revised throughout and includes a new section on working with people with disabilities and physical health problems. It also includes a new chapter on career choices, and help and advice on how to move forward into clinical psychology training.
The book starts by explaining the core elements of what a clinical psychologist does and the principles of clinical practice, as well as outlining the role of the clinical psychologist within a healthcare team. It goes on to cover issues involved with working with children and families, adult mental health problems, working with people with disabilities and physical health problems, and the use of neuropsychology. The final part of the book explores current professional issues in clinical psychology, the history and future of clinical psychology, and career options.
The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for undergraduate courses in clinical psychology, and anyone interested in a career in this field. It will also be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the work of a clinical psychologist, including other healthcare professionals.
What makes someone feel healthy? Why do some people respond differently under stress to others? Why don’t people always follow nursing advice?
This second edition of Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionalsprovides an accessible but thorough introduction to the key psychological theories and concepts which underpin nursing and healthcare, and clearly demonstrates how they can be applied in clinical practice. Using a research-led approach, each chapter guides you through important theories and topics in health psychology, such as lifespan and development, communication, and social processes, and helps you use your understanding to deliver better patient care.
Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the author explores the basis of individual psychology focusing on personality traits, beliefs systems, body-image and self-esteem. Periods of illness are seen as psychologically demanding events which individuals cope with in different ways. The book considers how we recognize and interpret the signs and symptoms of illness in ourselves, what influences the decision to seek help and whether or not we comply with advice from health professionals. The contribution of psychological factors to physical wellbeing is also examined and the link between psychological theory and patient care is examined throughout the book.
With scenarios and questions to help the reader apply the concepts to nursing practice Essential Psychology for Nurses provides an excellent introduction to the subject for pre-registration students and those studying psychological concepts in relation to health care.
Written by the bestselling Psychology author Richard Gross, and Nancy Kinnison, a highly experienced nurse and nursing lecturer, Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a refreshingly new approach to applying the theoretical aspects of psychology to the practical aspects of nursing and health care. This highly illustrated text is accessible, practical, and comprehensive.
This resource may appeal to patients and families, high school through adult.
Key features include: Coverage of the most important core psychology concepts for students, directly linked to relevant practice contexts. Case studies and scenarios from service users, carers, students and practitioners to help readers relate theory to practice. Reflective activities to develop critical thinking with outline answers at the end of each chapter. A glossary with definitions of key terms to further understanding.
Written by some of the world's leading researchers on psychoeducation, the text also includes material on the rise of family advocacy organizations worldwide. Professionals looking for innovative, culturally appropriate ways to help families and patients cope with mental illness will be most interested.