General reading: Books of clinical interest

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General reading: Books of clinical interest

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General psychology books recommended by clinpsy members
Each book is linked to Amazon, so you can buy it or get more information by clicking on the title.

Fiction about mental health or other clinical presentations

Haddon, M. The curious incident of the dog in the night time

Shriver, L. We Need to Talk About Kevin (this one is long, and emotionally heavy)

Plath, S. The Bell Jar

Kesey, K. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Lamb, W. I Know This Much Is True

McCormick, P. Cut

O’Conner, M. Bitch Goddess Notebook

McEwan, I. Enduring Love


Pegler, J. A Can of Madness

Deveson, A. Tell Me I’m Here

Williams, D. Nobody Nowhere

Moore, C. George and Sam

Hanzak, E. Eyes Without Sparkle

Hart, L. Phone at Nine, Just to Say You’re Alive

Colas, E. Just Checking

Redfield-Jamison, K. An Unquiet Mind

Spungeon, D. And I Don’t Want to Live This Life

Frey, J. A Million Little Pieces

Pelzer, D. A Child Called It

Pelzer, D. A Man Named Dave

Pelzer, D. The Lost Boy

Gregory, J. Sickened – The True Story of a Lost Childhood

Books by professionals or about clinical practise

Woods, R. Psychological Problems of Ageing

Dryden, W. Handbook of Individual Therapy

Bennett, P. Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Marzillier, J. & Hall, J. What is Clinical Psychology?

Carr, A. & McNulty, M. The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology

Carr, A. The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology

Hawton, K. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychiatric Problems

Lemma, A. Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Wells, A. Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Bennett-Levy, J. et al. Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy

Lindsey, S. & Powell, G. Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology

Burns, D. Feeling Good Handbook

Roth, A. et al. What Works for Whom?

Padesky, C. & Greenberger, D. Mind Over Mood

Sacks, O. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Broks, P. Into the Silent Land – Travels in Neuropsychology

Wurtzel, E. Prozac Nation

Kottler, J & Carlson, J. The Mummy at the Dining Room Table – Eminent Therapists Reveal their most Unusual Cases

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