Coaching Psychology for Mental Health :

Borderline Personality Disorder and Personal Psychological Recovery /
Martin O'Connor and Hugh O'Donovan..
Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: O'Connor, Martin, 1953- author.
Contributors: O'Donovan, Hugh, author.
Summary:"Traditionally, coaching psychologists have worked with people who aren't experiencing significant mental distress or have diagnosed mental illness. This book describes an innovative and challenging project of bringing coaching psychology to the lived experience of individuals with a diagnosed mental illness, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The authors present a case for why coaching psychology needs to be constructively challenged to broaden its base and be more inclusive and of service to people experiencing BPD in particular. The book describes a coaching interaction involving coaching psychologists and a number of individuals with BPD who had completed a behavioural skills programme (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; DBT). It explores the epistemological and practice tensions involving the dominance of clinical recovery (elimination of symptoms) in mental health services and personal or psychological recovery (originating in the narratives of people with a diagnosis of mental illness who yearn to live a life worth living). This book, written amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, makes a compelling case for coaching psychologists to engage with the philosophy and practice implications of personal recovery, at both professional and personal levels." --
Format: Book
Published / Created: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
Series:Coaching Psychology (London, England)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.

Physical description: vii, 191 pages ; 24 cm.

Contained in: Coaching psychology for mental health.
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