The book is a good addition to the library of anyone interested in the broad topic of cultural psychiatry. It reminds us that the importance of culture and ethnicity is not only to be seen in the context of symptom expression, or even in that of prevalence of disorders, but in the equally important context of how and why we often respond or fail to respond to psychotropic drugs. ( The British Journal of Psychiatry , March 2010)
From the Author
This book, which is a how-to-do text, contains ideas, tools & techniques which are simple to understand and apply. It is a life-saving instructional handbook, intended for all who come into contact with depressed and/or suicidal people.
In addition to being a practitioner's handbook, it is essential reading for both tutors and students on counselling and therapy courses.
I have written it as a radical alternative to the traditional risk assessment & management and medication approach; and throughout, from the gathering body or practice-based evidence. I have provided many good examples of lives saved.
Colleagues and workshop students I have been teaching over the past 10 years or so, have implored me to commit to print, all the many tools, techniques, principles, assumptions and ideas around this particular approach. This is so that the benefits may be experienced worldwide. I am most pleased with the result.
- John Henden, (Author)
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