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Dr Phil Barker



Dr Phil Barker


  • Phil Barker's Tidal Model. A Mental Health Reclamation Model.

  • Phil Barker. Tidal Model: A Beginners Guide.

  • Tidal Model - The Tidal Model® is a philosophical approach to the discovery of mental health, focused on helping people recover their personal story of distress, as a first step towards reclaiming control over their lives. (Information from Nursingtheory.net)

  •  Mental health nursing in the UK has had a poor relationship with nursing models. The medical model still governs much nursing practice. However The Tidal Model © is gaining significant ground with nurses adopting this radically new approach to the Best Practices of mental health nursing. The Tidal Model is presently being established as the basis of best nursing practice, across the whole adult mental health programme in Newcastle, and is being introduced into selected clinical and teaching setting in Australia and New Zealand, North America, Finland, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

  •  BBC - Radio 4 - All In the Mind 12/03/2003 - In recent years a new movement has emerged which puts the patient at the centre of psychiatric nursing practice, it includes an approach called the Tidal Model.  Dr Julie Repper, Senior Research Fellow In Mental Health at the University of Sheffield and expert on patient-centred nursing, Eileen Drummond, clinical team leader in an acute admissions ward with Teeside Health Trust who took on the Tidal Model three years ago and Lynne Roberts, nurse consultant at Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales who introduced the Model to her team just two months ago explain how it benefits the patient. Dr Persaud is joined by Professor Phil Barker the creator of the Tidal Model.

  • A small but informative article on introduction of the Tidal Model at a forensic medium stay unit in New Zealand. [DOC]The Gazette. is the newsletter of The Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health, Australia.

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Available Publications

From the Ashes of Experience: Reflections on Madness, Survival and Growth
(Whurr Publishers) Univ. of Newcastle, UK. Presents a number of personal experiences and provides an alternative to the perceived wisdom that 'mental illness' is an affliction. Offers a human and spiritual perspective on the 'madness experience' and the process of survival and subsequent human growth. For students and practitioners.
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group; 1st edition (December 15, 1999)
ISBN: 1861561202

The Tidal Model: A Guide For Mental Health Professionals
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Hardcover: 248 pages
Publisher: Brunner-Routledge; New Ed edition (December 1, 2004)
ISBN: 1583918000

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring (Arnold Publication)
Trinity College, Dublin. Textbook places emphasis on psychiatric nursing as a craft, neither a science nor an art, but a combination of both. Covers a wide range of psychiatric and mental health nursing settings from Psychiatric Intensive Care units and forensic settings to community settings. Illustrates a range of practices needed to establish person-focused care. Softcover.
Paperback: 704 pages
Publisher: Arnold Publishers (October 1, 2003)
ISBN: 0340810262

The Process of Psychotherapy: A Journey of Discovery
The story of a woman's experience with psychotherapy, discussing her experiences with three forms of treatment. The text is written both by the woman and her therapist. Here Bobbie Kerr describes her experiences with an analyst and a counselor, and her eventual success with Phil Barker, the therapist who co-authored this text.
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (June 1, 2001)
ISBN: 0750651784

The Philosophy and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing: Selected Writings
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone (October, 1999)
ISBN: 0443060045

Spirituality and Mental Health: Breakthrough
This text explores spirituality and its relationship to mental health. It emphasizes the need to look inward and listen to the messages which are channeled through our beings, rather than dismiss these experiences as some form of "disorder."
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Whurr Publishers, Ltd. (June 1, 2004)
ISBN: 1861563922

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