Critical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Health Titles

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…

Our Encounters with Self-Harm

Our Encounters with Self-Harm

ISBN 978 1 906254 63 6 (2013)

The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collect together unmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, and to those studying and…

Our Encounters with Suicide

Our Encounters with Suicide

ISBN 978 1 906254 62 9

The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collect together unmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers and survivors. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, and to those…

Madness Contested

Madness Contested: power and practice

ISBN 978 1 906254 43 8 (2013)

Contributors include Peter Beresford, Mary Boyle, John Cromby, Jacqui Dillon, Dave Harper, Eleanor Longden, Midlands Psychology group, Joanna Moncrieff, David Pilgrim, Phil Thomas and Jan Wallcraft.

This book contests how both society and Mental Health Services…

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…