Designed to support training and CPD in compulsory mental health work, this book looks at assessment, detention, compulsion and coercion in a variety of mental health settings. It focuses on decision making in a variety of professional roles with people from a diversity of backgrounds including contributions from people with lived experience of mental health services. With emphasis on theory into practice, the book is essential reading for those looking to develop their reflexive and critical analytical skills.
Essential reading for all professionals making decisions under mental health legislation and those developing, teaching and supporting practitioners in the workplace, it includes:
• critical reflection techniques;
• introductory and concluding chapters, summarising the key themes and outlining the future.
“This should be an essential text for all undergoing training as Approved Mental Health Professionals, as well as those interested in the role of the AMHP.” Steve Matthews (The Masked AMHP)
“An essential text for AMHPs and mental health professionals. It brings together a range of perspectives on the ethical, legal and practical aspects of MHA assessments and decision making.” Tim Spencer-Lane, Kingston University
"This is a valuable addition to the AMHP library, with a variety of perspectives exploring decision making and acknowledging the importance of critical reflection when searching for the least restrictive alternative." Steve Chamberlain, Independent social worker
Jill Hemmington is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the University of Central Lancashire AMHP programme and AMHP CPD.
Sarah Vicary is Professor of Social Work and Mental Health, The Open University.
1. Introduction - Jill Hemmington and Sarah Vicary
2. Lived Experience and the Boundaries Between Professionals and Others - Neil Caton and Jen Kilyon
3. Frames and Boundaries of Race and Ethnicity in Mental Health Act Assessments - Hári Sewell
4. Gender and Forensic Services - Rebecca Fish
5. Boundaries of Risks and Rights and Personality Disorder - Andy Brammer
6. Reflective Supervision, Emotional Containment and the Framing of Self and Others - Gill Robinson
7. Reflective Practice, Truth-Telling and Safe Spaces - Kevin Stone
8. Practice Education: Boundaries of Knowledge, Theory and Practice - Che McGarvey-Gill
9. Compulsory Mental Health Work and Multi-Professional Frames: Occupational Therapy in AMHP Work - Rachel Bloodworth-Strong
10. Nurses as AMHPs: From ‘Unclean’ to ‘Honorary Social Worker’ - Sarah Vicary
11. Who Do You Think You Are? Hybrid Professionals, Boundaries and the Context of AMHP Practice - Caroline Leah
12. Framing Mental Capacity and Mental Health Legislation in Decision Making - Matthew Graham
13. Navigating Communication Boundaries: Statutory Assessments As Places for Shared Decision Making - Jill Hemmington
14. Compulsory Mental Health Work: Framing the Future - Jill Hemmington and Sarah Vicary