Mental Health Nursing
It is interesting to see how serious mental illness is addressed by psychotherapy and psychoanalytical writers, in the light of the recent government policy and legislation relating to this group - this book is commendable for its recognition of the demands on people working therapeutically with psychotic patients: something often overlooked in service delivery. Chapter 12 on psychodynamic work with people with learning difficulties, is both inspiring and groundbreaking - this book is a useful text for those who are starting out or developing their work with people with psychosis - It may also be of use to students on diploma and degree courses, offering interesting challenges to traditional thinking and non-psychodynamic approaches to working with psychosis.
Inscape (The Journal of the British Association of Art Therapists)
The book is a timely and thoughtful contribution to psychotherapeutic work with people who have serious mental disorders... This book offers sustenance of a kind that will be welcome to the people who have found the courage to continue psychiatric work in difficult times and circumstances... The people who have contributed chapters have an impressive range of clinical experience.