Therapeutic pluralism in mental health nursing practice

Collins, Laura (2017) Therapeutic pluralism in mental health nursing practice. Mental Health Practice, 20 (10). pp. 13-18.

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Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a much-debated subject in terms of its efficacy and status as the ‘treatment of choice’ for depression and anxiety. This article critically analyses the claimed merits of this therapy over others, and evaluates its efficacy as a standalone ‘combined therapy’, by examining dismantling, additive, comparative and component studies. The article examines behavioural activation in particular, as the contested active ingredient in the cognitive behavioural model, and the application of this and CBT in the context of evidence-based, person-centred and holistic mental health nursing practice.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Mental Health Practice
Publisher: RCN Publishing (RCNi)
ISSN: 2047-895X
Departments: Academic Departments > Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Additional Information: Laura Collins is Lecturer in mental health nursing, University of Cumbria, UK, and clinical lead, Ruskin Unit, Carleton Clinic, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 18:01


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