Emotional Well-being and Mental Health
A Guide for Counsellors & Psychotherapists
- Digby Tantam - University of Sheffield, UK
Community Mental Health | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General) | Mental Health Nursing
In this unique text, author Digby Tantam explores the philosophical, political, economical, psychological, medical and spiritual perspectives on well-being through a psychotherapeutic lens, explaining current research data and summarising findings. Theoretical approaches are balanced with an insight into their practical applications, showing therapists how each approach can inform their practice and make a real difference to the life satisfaction and health of their clients.
Emotional Well-being and Mental Health : a thought provoking discussion of the concepts of health, happiness and wellbeing and their interconnected meanings. Digby presents a fascinating appraisal of these subjective and highly contested terms from different theoretical perspectives, showing how each discipline has attempted to understand and explain their relevance to the human experience.
The book is a wide ranging, complex and erudite examination of the elements that make up emotional wellbeing – a condition that Tantam considers must integrate both health and happiness. The book summarises the findings of philosophers, health economists and health workers, positive psychologists,politicians, faith leaders and psychotherapists, enabling us to compare and contrast what they consider to be emotional wellbeing.
This book draws on a wide range of perspectives to provide a comprehensive and illuminating discussion relating to the concepts and experience of happiness, emotional wellbeing and mental health... The author provides some thought provoking and engaging insights and the breadth of knowledge he brings to his discussion is impressive.
The book speaks to current issues in mental health from diverse perspectives. The language is simply.
This book provides a thorough insight into different theoretical perspectives of well-being and is also inclusive of relevant research data. Although it is a guide for counsellors and psychotherapists it would also be relevant to other professionals.
support module text / background reading
A good piece of literature to use in the study of psychotherapy and counselling.
Good reference material well laid out in an easy clear and concise manner.
This book can be used for students completing a childhood studies degree and also a mental health degree.
Whilst I would use this as a supplementary text, this book offered an interesting insight into the topic- as a guide there was transferable information to other professions.
This book was more geared towards the health profession and could not be used for counselors within a classroom / school environment. I was expecting practical strategies that could be used to support pastoral guidance counselors in delivering expert care. This did give a good overview of emotional well being.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch. 1: Mapping the Territory: The Philosopher’s Viewpoint – Living Well