|About the book|
“Withnell and Murphy provide a structured and comprehensive resource to the mental health professional who seeks practical strategies that will empower families to engage with challenging issues, maintain the balance between stress management and recovery and build the foundations of lasting relationships."
Niall McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
“Family Interventions in Mental Health Nursing is an essential addition to a growing body of literature … The authors’ consideration of the barriers to implementation in contemporary practice will … provide points of clarity in the search for solutions. This scholarly yet highly accessible book will appeal to a wide variety of practitioners from those at the very beginning of their careers to those experienced in delivering or teaching family interventions on a day to day basis.”
Paula Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
It is rare that people live in the absence of family, friends or other social support networks, so working with families and staging effective family interventions is an important and logical aspect of promoting recovery in mental health nursing. This book is a comprehensive and accessible guide that will help you to incorporate families more fully into the care of individuals with mental health needs. The authors carefully introduce the concept of family interventions before going on to demonstrate its practical application, offering examples from practice and also potential barriers to implementation.
Key features of this book include:
|About the authors|
Neil Withnell is a Mental Health Nurse and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Salford, UK.
Neil Murphy is a Mental Health Nurse and Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Salford, UK.
|Table of contents|
Part One The Context of Family Interventions
Chapter 1: Introduction to Family Interventions
Chapter 2: The Evidence for Family Interventions
Chapter 3: What are Family Interventions?
Chapter 4: Theories of Family Intervention
Chapter 5: Key Concepts in Family Interventions
Part Two Application in Practice
Chapter 6: Dealing with the Practicalities
Chapter 7: Developing Skills for Family Interventions
Chapter 8: Engaging Families
Chapter 9: Assessment and Family Intervention
Chapter 10: Formulation in Family Intervention
Chapter 11: The Role of Education in Family Intervention
Chapter 12: Communication Skills for Families
Chapter 13: Stress Management for Families
Chapter 14: Problem Solving for Families
Part Three Examples in Practice
Chapter 15: Getting Started
Chapter 16: The Family with Education Needs
Chapter 17: The Family with Communication Needs
Chapter 18: The Family with Stress Management Needs
Chapter 19: The Family with Complicated Problem Solving Needs
Chapter 20: The Family with a Service User Who Refuses to Engage
Part Four Evaluation and the Way Forward
Chapter 21: Where Now?
Chapter 22: The Barriers to Implementation
Chapter 23: Researching Family Interventions