David Smail

Chapters in books

Smail, D. 2011. Psychotherapy: illusion with no future?. In Rapley, M., Moncrieff, J. & Dillon, J. (eds) De-medicalizing Misery. Psychiatry, Psychology and the Human Condition, pp 226-238. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (This is an only slightly modified version of my unpublished talk of the same title.)

S mail, D. 2008. Clinical psychology and truth. In Morgan, A. (ed) Being Human, pp 190-199. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books. (This is an only slightly expanded version of my unpublished talk of the same title.)

Smail, D. 2004. Psychotherapy and the making of subjectivity. In Gordon, P., & Mayo, R. (eds) Between Psychotherapy and Philosophy, pp 130-140. London & Philadelphia: Whurr.

Smail, D. 2003. Psychotherapy, society and the individual. In Bates, Y. & House, R. (eds) Ethically Challenged Professions, pp 18-26. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books.

Smail, D. 2001. On not being able to eff the ineffable. In King-Spooner, S. & Newnes, C. (eds) Spirituality and Psychotherapy, pp 47-51. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books

Smail, D. 1999. A century of psychotherapy. In King, Lucy (ed.) Committed Uncertainty in Psychotherapy. Essays in honour of Peter Lomas, pp 129-138. London: Whurr Publishers.

Smail, D. 1997. Psychotherapy and tragedy. In House, R. & Totton, N.Implausibe Professions. Arguments for Pluralism and Autonomy in Psychotherapy and Counselling, pp 159-170. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books.

Smail, D. 1996. The experience of school - empowerment or oppression? In G. Alred and M. Fleming (eds) Priorities in Education. Durham: Fieldhouse Press.

Smail, D. 1988a. Technology and psychotherapy In D.Braine & H.Lesser (eds) Ethics, Technology and Medicine. Aldershot: Avebury.

Smail, D. 1988b. Psychotherapy: deliverance or disablement? In G. & S. Fairbairn (eds) Ethical Issues in Caring. Aldershot: Avebury.

Smail, D. 1987. Psychotherapy and 'change': some ethical considerations. In S. & G. Fairbairn (eds) Psychology, Ethics and Change. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Smail, D. 1986. Therapeutic marriage. In R.Chester and P.Divall (eds) Mental Health, Illness and Handicap in Marriage. NMGC Research Report no 5. Rugby: National Marriage Guidance Council.

Smail, D.1983. Psychotherapy and psychology. In D.Pilgrim (ed) Psychology and Psychotherapy. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Smail, D. 1980. Psychotherapy as a learning situation. In P.Salmon (ed) Coming to Know. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Smail, D. 1975a. The therapeutic community. In D.Bannister (ed) Issues and Approaches in the Psychological Therapies. London: Wiley.

Smail, D. 1975b. Clinical psychology. In W.Gillham (ed) Psychology Today. London: Teach Yourself Books.



Journal articles

Smail, D. 2010. The rocky path from clinical to community psychology - a personal view. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 20, 455-461.

Smail, D. 2006b. Is clinical psychology selling its soul (again)? Clinical Psychology Forum, number 168, 17-20.

Smail, D. 2006a. Implications for practice. Clinical Psychology Forum, number 162, 17-20. [One of seven articles in a Special Issue on social-materialist psychology].

Smail, D. 2004. Therapeutic psychology and the ideology of privilege Clinical Psychology, issue 38, 9-14.

Smail, D. 2002. Psychology and power: understanding human action. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy., 2, 1-10. [This article is an only slightly modified version of my unpublished talk of the same title]

Smail, D. 2001a. The impossibility of specifying 'good' psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology, issue 7, 14-18.

Smail, D. 2001b. Commentary. De-psychologizing community psychology. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 11, 159-165.

Smail, D. 2000. On not being able to eff the ineffable. Changes, 18, 172-176.

Smail, D. 1999. Patients' powers and the impotence of psychotherapy. Universities Psychotherapy Association, Review No. 7, 35-42.

Smail, D. 1998. What's it all about? Clinical Psychology Forum, 119, 22-24.

Hagan, T. & Smail, D. 1997a. Power-mapping - I. Background and basic methodology. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 7, 257-267.

Hagan, T. & Smail, D. 1997b. Power-mapping - II. Practical application: the example of child sexual abuse. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 7, 269-284.

Smail, D. 1996. J. Richard Marshall. Clinical Psychology Forum, 95, 14-17.

Smail, D. 1995a. Clinical psychology: liberatory practice or discourse of power? Clinical Psychology Forum, 80, 3-6.

Smail, D. 1995b. Power and the origins of unhappiness: working with individuals. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 5, 347-356.

Smail, D. 1994. Community psychology and politics. Journal of community and applied social Psychology, 4, 3-10.

Smail, D.1993. Putting our mouths where our money is. Clinical Psychology Forum, 61, 11-14.

Smail, D. 1992. Psychotherapeutic theory and wishful thinking. Changes, 10, 274-281.

Smail, D. 1991. Towards a radical environmentalist psychology of help. The Psychologist, 4, 61-64.

Smail, D. 1990. Design for a post-behaviourist clinical psychology.Clinical Psychology Forum, 28, 2-10.

Smail, D. 1989. Clinical psychology, managerialism and power. Clinical Psychology Forum, 20, 10-12.

Smail, D. 1988a. Approaches to psychological distress. Christian, March, 24-27.

Smail, D. 1988b. Magic, manipulation and clinical psychology. Changes, 6, 24-27.

Smail, D. 1987a. Magical therapy. New Society, 1260.

Smail, D. 1987b. Psychotherapy as subversion in a make-believe world. Changes, 5, 398-402.

Smail, D. 1982. Clinical psychology - homogenized and sterilized. Bull, Brit. psychol. Soc., 35, 346-6.

Smail, D. 1981a. Psychotherapy for the therapist. New Forum, June.

Smail, D. 1981b. The limits of self. New Forum, September.

Smail, D. 1974. Mental health - crisis in theory. New Humanist, June.

Smail, D. 1973. Clinical psychology and the medical model. Bull. Brit psychol. Soc., 26.

Smail, D. 1972. A grid measure of empathy in a therapeutic group. Brit. J. med. Psychol, 45.

Smail, D. 1971. Statistical prediction and 'cookbooks' - a technological confidence trick. Brit J. med. Psychol., 44.

Smail, D. 1970a. Values in clinical psychology. Bull. Brit. psychol. Soc., 23.

Smail, D.1970b. Der Behaviorismus. Eine kritische Betrachtung. Die Höhere Schule, 11.

Smail, D. 1970c. Neurotic symptoms, personality and personal constructs. Brit. J. Psychiat., 117.

Smail, D. 1969. The Symptom-Sign Inventory. Bull. Brit. psychol. Soc., 32.

Caine,T.M. & Smail,D.J. 1969a. The effects of personality and training on attitudes to treatment: preliminary investigations. Brit. J. med. Psychol., 42.

Caine,T.M. & Smail,D.J. 1969b. A study of the reliability and validity of the repertory grid technique as a measure of the hysteroid/obsessoid component of personality. Brit. J. Psychiat., 115.

Smail, D. 1968. The place of conscious experience in clinical and medical psychology. Brit J. med Psychol., 41.

Caine,T.M. & Smail,D.J. 1968a. Attitudes of psychiatric patients to staff roles and treatment methods in mental hospitals. Brit J. med. Psychol., 41.

Caine,T.M. & Smail,D.J. 1968b. Attitudes of psychiatric nurses to their role in treatment. Brit. J. med. Psychol., 41.

Caine,T.M., Chick,J.R. & Smail,D.J. 1967. Personality attributes of occupational therapists. Occupational Therapy, August.

Caine,T.M. & Smail,D.J. 1967a. Personal relevance and the choice of constructs for the repertory grid technique. Brit. J. Psychiat., 113.

Caine,T.M. & Smail,D.J. 1967b. Attitudes of mental nurses to their work. Nursing Times, 29th Dec.

Caine,T.M. & Smail,D.J. 1967c. Attitudes of psychiatrists to staff roles and treatment methods. Brit. J. med. Psychol, 40.

Caine,T.M. & Smail,D.J. 1966. Attitudes to treatment of medical staff in therapeutic communities. Brit. J. med. Psychol., 39.

Smail, D. 1966. A multiple-choice version of the TAT as a measure of aggression in psychiatric patients. Brit. J. med. Psychol., 39.

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