What is Clinical Psychology? (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780199681495

Susan Llewelyn; David J. Murphy
304 ページ
170 x 238 mm
  • A comprehensive overview of the profession across a wide range of settings
  • A clear description of clinical practice, providing readers with an accurate and vivid picture of what actually happens
  • Frequent clinical examples and illustrations of case histories engage the reader

New to this Edition:

  • The new edition has been extensively rewritten with the needs of current undergraduates and recent graduates interested in Clinical Psychology
  • Designed to be accessible to a wide readership
  • Fully up-to-date, a compelling and fresh account of modern clinical psychology practice

The number of people working in the field of clinical psychology has expanded significantly in recent years. The fifth edition of this very popular text has been extensively re-written and updated by two well respected editors who are closely connected with recent developments in the profession of clinical psychology. 
It includes sixteen chapters that cover all the major domains of clinical practice, from work in primary care or with children and families, to clinical psychology as it is practiced with those with severe and enduring mental health problems, and those with eating disorders, to the work of clinical psychologists in forensic settings or in leadership positions. It also includes recent innovations in service provision such the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT). 
The book opens with an overview of professional practice and a clear introduction to the major competencies and theories used by practitioners, followed by a series of chapters that are authored by practising clinical psychologists who all have extensive experience in their specialist areas. These chapters effectively and vividly describe the application of the reflective scientist practitioner model of working. The book concludes with a wide-ranging consideration of likely future developments and challenges. The text also addresses key issues including ethics, diversity and team working. A key feature is the provision of a living sense of what the job entails, while an appendix provides guidance on training routes.
This volume clearly demonstrates that clinical psychology is a highly effective profession, which applies understandings and findings from the discipline of psychology to clinical contexts in order to ameliorate people's distress and to support their wellbeing.


1: Introduction: What is Clinical Psychology?, David Murphy and Susan Llewelyn
2: Competencies and models in clinical psychology, Susan Llewelyn and David Murphy
3: Working in primary health care, John Cape and Yvonne Millar
4: Working with children and young people, Duncan Law
5: Working with severe mental health problems, John Hanna and Alison Brabban
6: Working with older people, Cath Burley
7: Working with eating disorders, Hannah Turner
8: Working with people with intellectual disabilities, Steve Carnaby
9: Working in forensic mental health settings, Jeremy Tudway and Matthew Lister
10: Working with Addictions, Frank Ryan
11: Working with Trauma, Nick Grey and Sue Clohessy
12: Working with people who have physical health problems, Elenor Mclaren and David Murphy
13: Working in clinical neuropsychology, Katherine Carpenter and Andy Tyerman
14: Clinical psychology in teams and leadership, Susan Llewelyn
15: Working with cultural diversity, Kamel Chahal
16: The future of clinical psychology, David Murphy and Susan Llewelyn
Appendix 1: Training as a clinical psychologist


Edited by Susan Llewelyn, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, UK, and David Murphy, Joint Course Director, Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology,, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Susan Llewelyn is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford University, and Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, as well as Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Oxford Health NHS FT. For the past 15 years she has been Course Director of the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology. She trained as a clinical psychologist at Sheffield and Leeds University and has worked in both the NHS and University sectors in Nottingham, Sheffield, Dorset, Southampton, Edinburgh and Oxford. She has a particular interest in the psychological therapies, and her clinical work has included therapeutic work with survivors of abuse. Professor Llewelyn has also developed expertise in professional issues, leadership and teamwork, and has written, edited or co-authored fifteen books and over one hundred academic and professional papers.
David Murphy is the Joint Course Director of the University of Oxford Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Programme. He trained as a clinical psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and worked for over 20 years as a full-time clinical psychologist in acute hospital settings within the National Health Service before taking up his current position. He has worked with a range of client groups within the fields of neuropsychology and clinical health psychology. For 10 years, he managed a large psychology service across acute hospital and community rehabilitation settings in North West London. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London where he has been the lead for psychology teaching for several years. David has held a number of positions with the British Psychological Society including the Chair of the Board of Examiners in Clinical Psychology and Chief Examiner for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology.


Alison Brabban, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Cath Burley Chair, Faculty of Psychology of Older People, Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society, UK
John Cape, Head of Psychological Therapies Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust St Pancras Hospital, UK
Steve Carnaby, Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist, Westminster Learning Disability Partnership and Autism Anglia and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability, University of Kent, UK
Katherine Carpenter, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist/ Trust Head Psychologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, UK 
Kamel Chahal, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, South Lambeth Recovery and Support Team South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Sue Clohessy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Isis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital, UK
Nick Grey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK
John Hanna, Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Lead Psychologist for Acute Division Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, Acute Inpatient Clinical Psychology Service, Highgate Mental Health Centre, UK
Duncan Law, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Professional Lead for Psychology, Specialist CAMHS, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS University Foundation Trust, UK
Matthew Lister, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Forensic CAMHS / Forensic Adult Services, Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust, Medium Secure Unit, Milton Keynes Hospital, UK 
Susan Llewelyn, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, UK 
Yvonne Millar, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Community CAMHS, UK
Elenor McLaren, Principal Clinical Psychologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UK 
David Murphy, Joint Course Director, Oxford University Doctoral Clinical Psychology Programme, Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training, Isis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital, UK
Frank Ryan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Substance Misuse & Forensic Division, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Hannah Turner, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Specialist Eating Disorders Service, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK 
Jeremy Tudway, Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Departmental Clinical Director, Phoenix Psychology Group, UK
Andy Tyerman, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist / Head of Service, Community Head Injury Service, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK