This page contains a few suggestions for further reading. If you come across any books or articles that others might find useful, please get in touch. If you find a broken link on this page, please let me know.
The books section is divided into subsections:
General clinical psychology
Therapies and formulation
The Psychological Treatment of Depression : A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Mental health and NHS politics
Other relevant stuff
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There is an excellent collection of articles available at shropsych.org, most of which were originally published in 'Clinical Psychology' (formerly known as 'Clinical Psychology Forum'), the monthly journal sent to members of the Division of Clinical Psychology. Libraries tend not to stock this journal, so getting hold of these articles can be tricky. The authors have helpfully re-published some of their work, which includes some interesting and useful stuff on professional practice.
David Smail has similarly re-published some thought-provoking stuff, as well as some other original works.
Amy Wicksteed and David Shapiro have published a list of 'Clinical Psychology Forum' articles related to the development of adult mental health psychological services. These were all published between January 1995 and April 2000, so some may be hard to track down. But they are sorted by topic, so it's a useful list if you have access to past issues.
Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan have made available various papers around the topic of community psychology, an area related to clinical psychology that is growing, and that all trainees should at least know a bit about.
Here's a list of a few other useful references:
- Clare, L. (1995). Successful applicants for clinical training: A descriptive profile of one trainee cohort. Clinical Psychology Forum, 77, 31-34.
- Huey, D.A. & Britton, P.G. (2002). A portrait of clinical psychology. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 16, 29-78.
- Roth, T. (1998). Getting on clinical training courses. The Psychologist, Dec, 589-592.
- Roth, T. & Leiper, R. (1995). Selecting for clinical training. The Psychologist, Jan, 25-28.
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The BPS has a number of documents relating to clinical psychology that are free to download and well worth reading. They contain key ideas that will come in handy for application forms and interviews, as well as your day to day work. This includes excellent papers on clinical governance and working in teams. For a full list, go to the BPS document download pages.