Monday, 10 November 2014

Psychology Revivals

Two classic texts on the work of the Tavistock Clinic have been reissued by Routledge as part of their Psychology Revivals Series:

Fifty years of the Tavistock Clinic by H V Dicks, first published in 1970, looks at the early history and pioneering work of the Tavistock.

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Psychotherapy with severely deprived children by Mary Boston & Rolene Szur, first published in 1983, describes the experience of severely deprived children referred for individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic.

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Managing patients with complex needs: Evaluation of the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service

The Trust's AGM takes place on 22 October 2014 and highlights the award winning City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service.  This innovative service, which tackles complexity in the NHS and helps people with complex mental and physical health problems, is described in a recent report available here:  

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Open Access Papers ‘gain more traffic and citations’

Open access science articles are read and cited more often than articles available only to subscribers, a study has suggested.
Unlocked padlock (open access)
The Research Information Network analysed the web traffic to more than 700 articles published in hybrid science journal Nature Communications in the first six months of 2013.

It found that, after 180 days, articles whose authors had paid for them to be made open access had been viewed more than twice as often as those articles accessible only to the journal’s subscribers.

Read the full article here:

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Personality Disorder - Meeting the Challenge

Heather Wood, from The Portman Clinic, has co-authored a new guide to personality disorder published by The Department of Health.  This aims to bring up to date thinking into the daily work of thousands of staff working in health and social care.

The guide can be accessed here:

Monday, 2 June 2014

Open Access button

The button is a bookmarklet that you can download for free and add to the toolbar of your web browser. When you are next confronted with a publisher paywall page requesting payment for viewing a journal article, you simply click on the Open Access Button bookmark. The button does two things: firstly it records details of the article you wanted to access, your reason for wanting to access it, your location – and secondly, it  helps you to find a free, author-deposited version of the article using Google Scholar.

 Paywall Map

The  maps shows thousands of paywalls which prevent free access to research.
For more information click here:

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Special edition of Free Associations Journal: Now available for download

This special edition is on the theme of ‘Psychoanalysis and Artistic Process’ and includes essays by well known artists and psychoanalysts as well as academics.  Articles include: Maternal form in artistic creation by Kenneth Wright; Day Dreaming by Sharon Kivland; Psychoanalysis and artistic creation by Grayson Perry and Psychoanalysis and artistic process by Valerie Sinason.  The Table of Contents and PDFs of the articles can be accessed here:

The edition was launched at a special event on 19th March at the Freud Museum in London chaired by Patricia Townsend  and featuring Grayson Perry in conversation with Valerie Sinason.  Check the Freud Museum iTunes page for podcast availability:

Monday, 10 February 2014

The Psychiatric Bulletin

The Psychiatrist, one of the main UK psychiatry journals, has reverted back to its original title The Psychiatric Bulletin and has become an open access journal from the January 2014 issue.  The journal is published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and its contents are billed as 'Open access to research and expert opinion in mental healthcare'.

Contents from February 2014 can be accessed here:
and include papers on Community treatment orders.