New Book: Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives

The British Psychological Society‘s History of Psychology Centre has just published a new volume on the history of clinical psychology in Britain. The book, Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives, is described as follows:

This book, the second in a series of monographs published by the Society’s History of Psychology Centre, is a comprehensive and informed account of the development of clinical psychology – the largest field of applied psychology in Britain. It identifies key transitions and changes in the work and thinking of clinical psychologists; explores the relationships between disciplinary and professional concerns within their policy, political and economic context; and situates British clinical psychology in relation to wider fields of research and practice in applied psychology in health care.


Preface and acknowledgements

About the contributors

Guide to structure of the book

Part 1: Background

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
    John Hall, David Pilgrim & Graham Turpin
  • Chapter 2 – Engaging with the views and needs of users of psychological services
    Juliet Foster

Part 2: Contexts

  • Chapter 3 – Psychology in context: From the First World War to the Health Service
    John Stewart
  • Chapter 4 – The emergence of clinical psychology in the British war context
    David Pilgrim & Nimisha Patel
  • Chapter 5 – Professional organisation and communication
    John Hall & Michael Wang
  • Chapter 6 – The political and NHS context
    Anne Richardson
  • Chapter 7 – The development and training of the clinical psychological: From probationers to practitioner doctorates
    Tony Lavender & Graham Turpin
  • Chapter 8 – Colleagues, competitors and offspring: Relationships with other professions
    John Hall
  • Chapter 9 – Clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry and the Maudsley Hospital: The early years
    William Yule

Part 3: Psychological Roles

  • Chapter 10 – Psychologists as testers
    Katherine Hubbard & Dougal Hare
  • Chapter 11 – Psychologists as researchers
    Susan Llewelyn, Gillian Hardy & Katie Aafjes-van Doorn
  • Chapter 12 – Psychologists in organisations
    Bernard Kat Chapter
  • Psychologists as therapists: An overview
    Glenys Parry
  • Chapter 14 – Psychologists as therapists: The development of behavioural traditions in clinical psychology
    Sarah Marks
  • Chapter 15 – Outside the behavioural tradition: Psychodynamic, humanistic and constructivist therapies in clinical psychology
    David Pilgrim & Glenys

Parry Part 4: Work with Client Groups

  • Chapter 16 – Towards a history of clinical child psychology
    Michael Berger
  • Chapter 17 – Clinical psychology in adult mental health services
    Gillian Bowden, Fabian Davis, Kathy Nairne & Geoff Shepherd
  • Chapter 18 – Intellectual disability: Making sense and making a difference
    Jennifer Clegg
  • Chapter 19 – Neuropsychology
    Alan Collins, Peter Rankin & Tom McMillan
  • Chapter 20 – Clinical psychology with older people
    Bob Woods & Cath Burley
  • Chapter 21 – Clinical health psychology
    Paul Bennett
  • Chapter 22 – Forensic clinical psychology
    Gisli Gudjonsson & Susan Young

Part 5: National and International Perspectives

  • Chapter 23 – Challenging an anglocentric story
    David Griffiths & Roger Young (Wales); Carole Allan (Scotland); Chris McCusker (Northern Ireland); Alan Carr (Republic of Ireland)
  • Chapter 24 – The international context of British clinical psychology
    Steve Melluish, Gary Latchford & Sarah Marks

Part 6: Reflections

  • Chapter 25 – Overview: Recurring themes and continuing challenges
    David Pilgrim, Graham Turpin & John Hall

Appendix 1: – Timeline of events in psychology, abnormal and clinical psychology in Britain 1853-2010

Appendix 2: – Chairs of the Division of Clinical Psychology chapter

Appendix 3: – Presidents of the British Psychological Society who were clinical psychologists, or closely involved with clinical or abnormal psychology

Appendix 4: – Selected workforce data Index

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.