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  • The experience of “mental illness” can be a frightening and isolating experience, and the plethora of advice and information about therapies can add to the confusion. The Life Well Lived provides a very readable guide that explains modern approaches to psychological therapy in an accessible way… This book weaves together an introduction to scientifically validated therapies, patients' own stories and Professor Lucey's compassionate and positive approach to living life well.

    Dr Stirling Moorey,, Dr Stirling Moorey, Consultant Psychiatrist in CBT, S.London & Maudsley Trust
  • From the foreword: Professor Jim Lucey has demonstrated a way of communicating with patients, their carers, families and members of the public [and] he differentiates clearly between types of treatment and therapy... It is a tribute to his style that he can convey complex ideas in an easy to understand manner. There are many reasons why this book is important. The foremost reason is about education and de-stigmatisation of mental illness.

    Dinesh Bhugra CBE, Emeritus Professor, King's College London
  • This is an excellent book from Ireland's top mental health professional. It includes seven case studies to illuminate the modern therapeutic interventions in mental health. It also includes chapters outlining these therapeutic approaches. This is a very important piece of work for anyone seeking a better understanding of mental health.


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