About

Lucy Johnstone

I am a consultant clinical psychologist, author of ‘Users and Abusers of Psychiatry’ (2nd edition Routledge 2000) and co-editor of ‘Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Making Sense of People’s Problems’ (Routledge, 2nd edition 2013) and ‘A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis’ (PCCS Books 2014), along with a number of other chapters and articles taking a critical perspective on mental health theory and practice. I am the former Programme Director of the Bristol Clinical Psychology Doctorate and the lead author of ‘Good practice guidelines on the use of psychological formulation’ (Division of Clinical Psychology, 2011). I have worked in Adult Mental Health settings for many years, most recently in a service in South Wales.

I am an experienced conference speaker and lecturer, and currently, work as an independent trainer. My particular interest and expertise are in the use of psychological formulation, in both its individual and team versions, and in promoting the trauma-informed practice.

It’s 30 years since PCCS Books published its very first book – a short guide…