Difficult Edge

Person-Centred Practice at the Difficult Edge

ISBN 9781 906254 69 8 (2014)

This book presents accounts of the practice of the person-centred approach (PCA) with people suffering from a range of severe and enduring conditions. Comprehensively refuting the notion that person-centred therapy is suitable only for the 'worried well', it backs up…

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…

R.D.Laing

R.D.Laing: 50 years since The Divided Self

ISBN 978 1 906254 54 4 (2012)

First published in 1960, The Divided Self by Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing (1927–1989) set out to explain psychosis as an ordinary and understandable human experience. Laing’s insight was absolutely revolutionary in its humane approach. One commentator described…

Safe with Self-Injury

Safe with Self-Injury

ISBN 978 1 910919 16 3 (Due 16th January)

This practical guide to harm-reduction is for anyone who has a supporting role or relationship with someone who hurts themself, whether in a professional or informal context. It is also a useful resource for people who self-injure, to help them to explore their…

Wisdom of children

The Wisdom of Children

ISBN 978 1 910919 20 0 (September 2016)

Every child is born with innate wisdom; the role of adults – parents, educators, social workers and policy makers – is to nurture this wisdom and enable it to flourish. This is the belief that underpins this extraordinary book. Barbara and Heather Williams have drawn…