Craig Newnes

Craig Newnes

Craig Newnes is editor of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (formerly Changes), and a commissioning editor and author for our Critical Psychology series. Prior to his retirement he was Director of Psychological Therapies for Shropshire. He has a life time commitment to the NHS and is an outspoken critic of the hypocrisy, self interest, confusion and downright lies which characterise so much of the practise of psychiatry and psychology. He believes that unhappiness is a form of heresy and most of the misery for which people seek help is only amenable to alleviation through changes in their material lives.

Books by Craig Newnes

Children in Society

Children in Society: politics, policies and interventions (ed)

ISBN 978 1 906254 80 3 Published October 2015

Edited by Craig Newnes,Children in Society: politics. policies and interventions critically investigates the place of children and families in society and the socio-cultural influences affecting children, families and children's services. Contributions from well-respected practitioners and…

Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology: A critical examination

ISBN 978 1 906254 59 9 (2014)

Any theory is only as strong as its capacity to withstand sustained critical examination.  The practice of critique must, therefore, form the basis of both good academic work and thoughtful clinical practice.

This new series of ‘Critical Examinations’ looks at the claims of Psychology and…

Spirituality and Psychotherapy

Spirituality and Psychotherapy

ISBN 978 1 898059 39 4 (2001)

From sceptics to believers, through theorists and therapists working with our deepest concerns, Spirituality and Psychotherapy provides a timely and invigorating journey through Freud's 'black tide of mud of occultism'. An experienced selection of contributors bring a variety of strong views to…

Making and Breaking Children’s Lives

Making and Breaking Children's Lives

ISBN 978 1 898059 70 7 (2005)

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Making and Breaking Children’s Lives examines how children are hurt in modern society. We hear much about the effects of early abandonment, abuse and lack of attachment, but find that children’s experiences are…

This is Madness Too: Critical perspectives on mental health services

This is Madness Too: Critical perspectives on mental health services

ISBN 978 1 898059 37 0 (2001)

This is Madness Too is the companion volume and follow-up to the best selling This is Madness. At a time of extraordinary energy and change in the world of mental health, This is Madness Too offers a compassionate and scholarly critique of the treatment of children, government policy, the use of…