EGALITARIAN PUBLISHING

EGALITARIAN PUBLISHING

Home of JCPCP

Home of JCPCP

Welcome to Egalitarian Publishing

Publisher of books about psy, creative works and the home of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP)

Our (Modest) Aims

  • To humanise the psy professions

  • To encourage clinicians, services and training institutions to work more thoughtfully

  • To leave the place a little better than we found it

  • To provide helpful free material and accessible knowledge

  • To support writers, creatives and doers who want to see change

  • To one day break even

Introducing the Spring 2022 edition of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP)

JCPCP Spring 2022

Finally, the new edition of JCPCP takes a critical look at chronic fatigue syndrome and the novels of Don Bannister - a leading British exponent of personal construct theory. The full contents can be viewed here.

Announcing our Critical Approaches to Psy Conference - November 18th 2022 at Dolphinholme Village Hall, Lancashire

Is Psychology to blame? Conference 2022

Please click here for further details and tickets

Introducing the Winter 2021 edition of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP)

JCPCP Winter 2021

The new issue of JCPCP takes a critical look at critical psychology along with a paper on the importance of literature in understanding distress. There is also an excellent piece on racism in New Zealand. The full contents can be viewed here.

Introducing the Autumn 2021 edition of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP)

JCPCP Autumn 2021

This issue includes a moving account of John Herbert's ongoing incarceration and a paper highlighting how some clinical psychologists in the UK are taught to be mindful of their own advantages and privileges. The full contents can be viewed here.

It's finally here - 'Psychomusicology' - the Summer 2021 special edition of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP)

JCPCP Summer 2021

The new issue of JCPCP edited by Cemil Egeli examines the potential of music to help people. A familiar experience for most, but perhaps not for those tasked with delivering mental healthcare. How many music experts are employed in the NHS? For comparison, there are over 23,000 practitioner psychologists (and rising).

'Psychomusicology' includes papers exploring the health benefits of Bruce Springsteen by Emily Fozard; the defining and redefining power of 'The Phantom of the Opera' by Megan Lewis and the asset rich culture of Hip-Hop for youth development as presented by Ian Levy and colleagues. The full contents can be viewed here.

To mark publication of the special issue, John Finney has kindly shared his short piece 'At the end of the day' written in memory of Roy.

Introducing the Spring 2021 edition of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP)

JCPCP Spring 2021

This issue includes a paper on Early Modern accounts of madness, the unifying potential of 'the Construct' and a research paper highlighting a lack of political literacy in the workplace by Nicola Walker. The full contents can be viewed here.

16th May 2021

You can now purchase single print copies of selected issues of JCPCP here.

Introducing 'Withdrawal from Prescribed Psychotropic Drugs' - the Winter 2020 Special Edition of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP) edited by Peter Lehmann

JCPCP Winter 2020

The new issue of JCPCP edited by Peter Lehmann focuses on the neglected problem of medication withdrawal - a vital subject given how capitalist societies respond to mental health. Over 70 million antidepressant prescriptions were handed out in the UK in 2018. It includes a paper by Robert Whitaker (Founder of Mad in America) on 'Do antipsychotics reduce the risk of relapse?' and a paper on how to discontinue psychiatric drugs by Volkmar Aderhold (Senior Psychiatrist at the University Clinic, Hamburg-Eppendorf) and colleagues. Abstracts can be viewed at egalitarianpublishing.com/JCPCP/2020/jcpcp2004

2nd December 2020

!!! For those trainees who have not yet received a free copy of our 'Racisms and Psy' special issue via their training course, please contact us via email (badonner@gmail.com) and we will send you one !!!

Introducing 'Racisms and Psy' - the Autumn 2020 Special Edition of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP)

JCPCP Autumn 2020

This special issue of JCPCP covers important discussions for the world of psy and beyond. We are offering it as a free resource to all trainee psychologists. It includes papers on An African Psychology Perspective on White Supremacy within UK Clinical Psychology by Erica Mapule McInnis; Indigenising the Curriculum in Australian Psychology by Paul Duckett and Holding up the Mirror: Deconstructing Whiteness in Clinical Psychology by Sanah Ahsan. Abstracts can be viewed at egalitarianpublishing.com/JCPCP/2020/jcpcp2003 and a subscription is available at egalitarianpublishing.com/JCPCP/howtosubscribe

JCPCP is seeking contributions from trainees and newly qualified psychologists...

JCPCP submissions advert

The new Autumn 2020 special edition of JCPCP includes an advert inviting trainees and newly qualified psychologists to submit pieces for possible future publication in the journal. Critiques of institutions and orthodoxy welcomed. Please see our general submission guidelines here and our guidelines for research papers here.

Introducing The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (JCPCP), Summer 2020 Edition

JCPCP Summer 2020

Includes papers on Herd Immunity, Deathmaking and the Limits to Growth by Brian Davey; The Comforts of Unreason by Dorothy Rowe and The Problem with 'Expert' Language by Henry Bladon. Abstracts can be downloaded here and a subscription is available to buy at egalitarianpublishing.com/JCPCP/howtosubscribe

Introducing Finnledoo - by Craig Newnes

Finnledoo front cover

A children's book - a saga of sorts. Priced at £18 (or £15 for the smaller version), it is available at egalitarianpublishing.com/books/finnledoo

Introducing Psychobabble and Snake Oil - by Henry Bladon and Marcel Herms

Psychobabble and Snake Oil front cover

This book is a collection of poems about mental health in collaboration with the artwork of Dutch artist Marcel Herms. Priced at £13, it is available at egalitarianpublishing.com/books/psychobabbleandsnakeoil

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