Division of Clinical Psychology


This page includes details of all current DCP publications (post 2015).


Alternative Handbook for Postgraduate Training Courses in Clinical Psychology - 2018

Applied Practitioner psychologist internship programmes and unpaid voluntary assistant psychologist posts

The Appointment of Consultant Psychologists: Guidance on using National Assessors for the quality assurance of appointments and clinical governance of psychological practice

Clinical Psychology in Early Stage Dementia Care Pathway - Accessible version  

Code of Ethics and Conduct

Communicating a diagnosis of dementia

Continued Supervision

Guidelines for National Assessors

Guidelines for Psychologists on Disclosures of Historical Sexual Abuse

Guidelines on Language in Relation to Functional Psychiatric Diagnosis

Inclusivity Strategy

Incorporating Attachment Theory into Practice: Clinical Practice Guideline for Clinical Psychologists working with People who have Intellectual Disabilities

Perinatal Service Provision: the Role of Perinatal Clinical Psychology

Positive Behaviour Support

The Power Threat Meaning Framework - Towards the identification of patterns in emotional distress, unusual experiences and troubled or troubling behaviour, as an alternative to functional psychiatric diagnosis

The Power Threat Meaning Framework - Overview

Psychological best practice in inpatient services for older people

Psychological therapies and people who have intellectual disabilities 

Psychological Perspective on Hoarding 

A Review of the Clinical Psychology workforce in Northern Ireland 2015

Understanding formulation - service user leaflet

Understanding formulation for young people Service User leaflet

Understanding Hoarding: When our relationship with possessions goes wrong

Understanding psychiatric diagnosis in adult mental health

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia 

What good looks like in psychological services for children, young people and their families

What good could look like in integrated psychological services or children, young people & their families

Preliminary guidance and examples of practice

What is a clinical psychologist?

Easy read information leaflet


Occasional Papers

 The Francis Report - Going Forward 





Scotland specific papers

Status of all all publications, including those planned to be produced


Guidance on Neuropsychological
Testing with Individuals who have Intellectual Disabilities