This book has been co-authored by Gavin Davidson, Jim Campbell, Ciaran Shannon and Ciaran Mulholland. The publishers say:
“This key text book presents a critical overview of the main theoretical perspectives relevant to mental health practice and argues that no one theory provides a comprehensive framework for practice. By examining traditional models of mental health, as well as new, it challenges some of the accepted views in the field and illustrates the importance of recognising the contribution, strengths and limitations of the range of different ideas.
Part of Palgrave’s Foundations of Mental Health Practice series, this is indispensable reading for any one studying or working in mental health, whether as a nurse or social worker ”
Table of contents:
PART I: TRADITIONAL MODELS OF MENTAL HEALTH THEORY.
2. Bio-medical Perspectives
3. Psychological Perspectives
4. Social Perspectives
PART II: CHALLENGING EXISTING MODELS OF MENTAL HEALTH THEORY
5. Post-psychiatry Perspectives
6. Service-user Led Perspectives
7. Philosophical and Spiritual Perspectives
8. Integrated Perspectives
You can read a sample chapter here.
You can order a copy from here.