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Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing

Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing

November 2014 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
In order to give high quality care it is essential that mental health nurses have a solid grasp of the most common therapies and interventions used in mental healthcare. If nurses understand what the various interventions involve then they will be much better equipped to support patients through their recovery. This is a practical, engaging introduction to the major psychosocial interventions that demonstrates to students what the interventions are, why they are important and how they can be used.

Key features

- Interactive approach through realistic case studies that show how interventions can work to promote recovery

- A patient centred approach considers the social as well as psychological aspects of mental healthcare

- Each chapter is mapped to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so that readers can see how they are meeting their professional requirements

- Activities throughout challenge the reader to think critically and develop graduate skills

An Introduction to Psychosocial Interventions
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy: an Introduction
Mindfulness for all in Action
Low Intensity CBT interventions
Why Should I Get Fit? Physical Activity as an Intervention
Dual Diagnosis

A thorough introductory text which offers bite size information necessary to help students to navigate the necessary skills needed to engage with patients.

Mr Paul Smith
School of Nursing & Health Sciences, Dundee University
April 23, 2018

I run a module psychosocial Interventions with mental health student nurses. having read the book, I will be using the book for the module and recommending to students.
An easy readable book, sections broken down, easy to follow.

Steve Wilding
Academic Unit of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedic Science, Worcester University
August 8, 2016

Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing is a clear and well presented text suitable for pre-registration mental health nurses or nurses seeking an introductory text into psychosocial interventions. The book includes chapters on several different psychosocial interventions (e.g. CBT, mindfulness and DBT) and aligns with the NMC standards for pre-registration nurse education.

Overall, this is a good introductory book for mental health nurses, which helps give an overview of several different psychosocial interventions commonly used within clinical practice.

Mr Ben Parkinson
Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
July 1, 2016

This is an excellent resource for pre-registration mental health nursing students, providing an explanation of some of the most influential therapeutic approaches currently in use. The omission of family interventions is an area of possible improvement.

Mr Mark Gillespie
School of Nursing, University of the West of Scotland
November 11, 2015

An excellent textbook which I have already used to help develop learning materials for year 1 and year 2. A good introduction for mental health nurses

Mr Paul Smith
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Dundee University
September 28, 2015

This gives students a great introduction to PSI that is easy to understand and they see how it can be applied in practice. This fits ideally in my module.

Mr Simon Hall
Mental Health Nursing, University of The West of England
September 3, 2015

An excellent overview of a number of psychosocial interventions that can be employed by nurses. Relevant, applied exemplars are used throughout, encouraging the reader to undertake their own reflections and analysis. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book for pre and post registration mental health nurses.

Mr Jon Andrews
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
February 27, 2015

The book is written clearly and easy to understand, this book would be beneficial to both pre and post registration nurses. Incorporating practical skills encourages the reader to reflect and further develop their skills. Case studies and examples of cognitive and behavioural interventions provides the reader with examples that can used in practice.

Mrs Tracey Rogers
Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire
February 13, 2015

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