Supervision, Professional Development and Ethics

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 various of…
Counselling and Counselling Psychology

Counselling and Counselling Psychology: A critical examination

ISBN 978 1 906254 58 2 (2013)

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 various…
The Hope of Therapy

The Hope of Therapy

ISBN 978 1 906254 11 7 (2009)

Therapy is inherently an ethical endeavour, both in the sense that the therapist is called upon to be responsible to and for the other who seeks help, and in the sense that it is inevitably bound up with ideas about how we should live and how we should treat one…
Demystifying Therapy

Demystifying Therapy

ISBN 978 1 898059 89 9 (2006)

During the last decade, as public awareness of the role of therapy has increased, so too has criticism of specific approaches to therapeutic practice. In this book, Dr Spinelli examines the assumptions of his profession. He argues that in seeking to cure, heal, educate, free and change the client, in…
Fiction’s Madness

Fiction's Madness

ISBN 978 1 906254 23 0 (2009)

Fiction can be a powerful adjunct to mental health education and practice, its capacity to clarify and enlighten aspects of the field beyond doubt. With a rare gift for making the scholarly accessible, Liam Clarke presents an original interpretation of mental health issues based on some of the greatest works…