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A list of our publications (chronological order, with links to abstracts)

Irons, C. & Beaumont, E. (2017). The Compassionate Mind Workbook: A step-by-step guide

to developing your compassionate self. London: Robinson

Beaumont, E., Irons, C., Rayner, G. & Dagnall, N. (2016). Does Compassion Focused Therapy Training for Healthcare Educators and Providers increase self-compassion, and reduce self-persecution and self-criticism?, The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Gilbert, P. and Irons, C. (2015). Compassion Focused Therapy. In S. Palmer (Ed.), The Beginner’s Guide to Counselling & Psychotherapy. Sage: London

Heriot-Maitland, C. & Peters, E. (2015). Dimensional approaches to delusional beliefs. In O. Mason & G. Claridge (Eds.) Schizotypy: New Dimensions. Hove: Routledge.

Gilbert, P. and Irons, C. (2014). Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). In W.Dryden and A. Reeves (Eds.) Handbook of Individual Therapy (Sixth Edition).  Sage: London

Wood, L., & Irons, C. (2015). Exploring the Associations between Social Rank and External Shame with Experiences of Psychosis. Behavioural and Cognitive Chris Irons Depression PalgravePsychotherapy, 1-12.

Irons, C. (2014). Depression (Palgrave Insights in Psychology series). Palgrave Macmillan.

Brett, C., Heriot-Maitland, C., McGuire, P. & Peters, E. (2014). Predictors of distress associated with psychotic-like anomalous experiences in clinical and non-clinical populations. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 53(2), 213-227.

Heriot-Maitland, C., Vidal, J.B., Ball, S. & Irons, C. (2014). A Compassionate Focused Therapy group approach for acute inpatients: Feasibility, initial pilot outcome data and recommendations. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 53(1), 78-94.

Irons, C. (2013). The science of compassion: evolutionary, neurophysiological and psychological perspectives. Journal of Holistic Healthcare10(3)

Heriot-Maitland, C. (2012). Multi-level models of information processing and their application to psychosis. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 3(4), 552-571.

Heriot-Maitland, C., Knight, M., & Peters, E. (2012). A qualitative comparison of psychotic-like phenomena in clinical and non-clinical populations. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51(1), 37-53.

Rose, A.K., Winfield, H., Jenner, J.H., Oyefeso, A., Phillips, T.S., Deluca, P., Perryman, K.A., Heriot-Maitland, C., Galea, S., Cheeta, S., Saunders, V., & Drummond, C. (2012). National survey of alcohol treatment agencies in England: Characteristics of clients. Journal of Substance Use, 17(5-6), 389-398.

Heriot-Maitland, C. (2011). Exploring the compatibility of biomedical and psychological approaches to treating psychosis. Psychosis, 3(2), 133-140.

Perryman, K., Rose, A.K., Winfield, H. Jenner, J., Oyefeso, A., Phillips, T.S., Deluca, P., Heriot-Maitland, C., Galea, S., Cheeta, S., Saunders, V., & Drummond, C. (2011). The perceived challenges facing alcohol treatment services in England: A qualitative study of service providers. Journal of Substance Use, 16(1), 38-49.

Rose, A.K., Winfield, H., Jenner, J.H., Oyefeso, A., Phillips, T.S., Deluca, P., Perryman, K.A., Heriot-Maitland, C., Galea, S., Cheeta, S., Saunders, V., & Drummond, C. (2011). National survey of alcohol treatment agencies in England: Characteristics of treatment agencies. Journal of Substance Use, 16(6), 407-42.

Gilbert, P., McEwan, K., Irons, C., Bhundia, R., Christie, R., Broomhead, C. and Rockliff, H. (2010). Self-harm in a mixed clinical population: The roles of self-criticism, shame, and social rank. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 49, 563-576.

Todd, S., Bromley, J., Ioannou, K., Harrison, J., Mellor, C & Crabtree, E. (2010). Using group-based parent training interventions with parents of children with disabilities: A description of process, content and outcomes in clinical practice. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 15 (3), 171-175.

Gilbert, P and Irons, C. (2009). Shame, self-criticism, and self-compassion in adolescence. In, N, Allen (ed.) Psychopathology in Adolescence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ioannou, K. & Fox, J.R.E. (2009). Perception of threat from emotions and its role in poor emotional expression within eating pathology. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 16 (4), 336-347.

Heriot-Maitland, C. (2008). Mysticism and madness: Different aspects of the same human experience? Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 11(3), 301-325.

Gilbert, P., Bhundia, R Mitra, R., McEwan, K., Irons C. and Sanghera, J (2007). Cultural differences in shame-focused attitudes towards mental health problems in Asian and non-Asian student women. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 10, 127-141.

Gilbert, P., Broomhead, C., Irons, C., McEwan, K., Bellew, R., Mills, A and Gale, C. (2007). Striving to avoid inferiority: Scale development and its relationship to depression, anxiety and stress. British Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 633-648.

Gilbert, P., McEwan, K, Hay, J, Irons, C. and Cheung, M. (2007). Social rank and attachment in people with a bipolar disorder. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 14, 48-53.

Gilbert, P., Baldwin, M., Irons, C., Baccus, J. & Clark, M. (2006). Self-criticism and self-warmth: An imagery study exploring their relation to depression. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly. 20, 183-200.

Gilbert, P. Irons, C. Olsen, K., Gilbert, J and McEwan, K (2006) Interpersonal sensitivities: Their link to mood, anger and gender. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice, 79, 37 -51.

Irons, C., Gilbert, P., Baldwin, M.W., Baccus, J. and Palmer, M. (2006). Parental recall, attachment relating and self attacking/self-reassurance: Their relationship with depression. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45, 297 –308.

Maitland, C., Tsakanikos, E., Holt, G., O’Hara, J., & Bouras, N. (2006). Mental health service provision for adults with intellectual disability: sources of referrals, clinical characteristics and pathways to care. Primary Care Mental Health, 4, 99-106.

Martin, Y., Gilbert, P., McEwan, K and Irons, C. (2006). The relation of entrapment, shame and guilt to depression, in carers of people with dementia. Aging and Mental Health, 10, 101 – 106.

Benn, L., Gilbert, P, Harvey, J and Irons, C. (2005). Social rank, interpersonal trust and recall of parental rearing in relation to homesickness. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 1813 – 1822.

Gilbert, P., Boxall, M., Cheung, M., Tuffield, V., and Irons, C. (2005) The relation of paranoid thinking and social anxiety in a mixed clinical population. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 12, 124-133.

Gilbert, P. & Irons, C. (2005). Focused therapies and compassionate mind training for shame and self-attacking. In, P. Gilbert (ed). Compassion: Conceptualisations, Research and Use in Psychotherapy (263-325). London: Routledge.

Gilbert, P. and Irons, C. (2005). Thinking about research: issues and dilemmas. In J.Miles and P.Gilbert (eds.), A Handbook of Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Irons, C. & Gilbert, P. (2005). Evolved mechanisms in adolescent anxiety and depression. The role of attachment and social rank systems. Journal of Adolescents, 28, 325-341.

Cheung, M.S.P., Gilbert P. & Irons, C. (2004). An exploration of shame, social rank and rumination in relation to depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 1143-1153.

Gilbert, P., Clarke, M., Kempel, S. Miles, J.N.V. & Irons, C. (2004). Criticizing and reassuring oneself: An exploration of forms style and reasons in female students. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 43, 31-50.

Gilbert, P., Gilbert, J. and Irons, C. (2004). Life events, entrapments and arrested anger in depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 79, 149-160.

Gilbert P & Irons, C. (2004). A pilot exploration of the use of compassionate images in a group of self-critical people. Memory, 12, 507-516.

Morgan, C.J.A., Riccelli, M., Maitland, C.H., & Curran, H.V. (2004). Long-term effects of ketamine: evidence for a persisting impairment of source memory in recreational users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 75, 301-308.

Gilbert, P., Cheung, M., Wright, T., Campey, F. and Irons, C. (2003). Recall of threat and submissiveness in childhood: Development of a new scale and its relationship with depression, social comparison and shame. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 10, 108-115.

Dobler, V., Manly, T., Atkinson, J., Wilson, B.A., Ioannou, K. & Robertson, I.H. (2001). Interaction of hand use and spatial selective attention in children. Neuropsychologia, 39 (10), 1055-1064.

Other recommended reading

Gilbert, P. (2010). Compassion Focussed Therapy: The Distinctive Features. London: Routledge.

Gilbert, P. (2009). The Compassionate Mind. London: Constable-Robinson