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Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors

If a counsellor could only buy one book on medical and psychiatric issues as they relate to the practice of counselling, I believe this should be it. Every counsellor and psychotherapist should inform themselves to at least a basic degree about the broader medical and psychiatric issues which may impact upon their clients’ lives and well-being, and this book provides the best start I know for doing exactly that.

Rating: 3.5

Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors
By Brian Daines, Linda Gask and Tim Usherwood, 1997. ISBN 0803975074. Sage. 167 pages.

Daines-Gask-Usherwood

Originally published as part of our ‘Top Picks’ selection in 2003, but without a full review, I’ve retained the listing for this book here in the new reviews section specifically because I still believe it is a great introductory resource for counsellors and psychotherapists in practice.