The current trend in health care is to view health problems through a broader lense which encompasses both the psychological and social influences on illness. This book reflects practitioners' increasing concern for clients with multifaceted problems and their consistent calls for training to enable good interdisciplinary working. The text takes a practical approach to the problem, based on sound empirical research. It provides insight into the nature of the multiple problems presented by clients and puts forward practical advice on how to provide the comprehensive support required by these disadvantaged individuals. It offers ways to carry out psychosocial assessments and suggests how to use these findings in interventions.