The Skeleton Cupboard: The making of a clinical psychologist (Paperback)
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The Skeleton Cupboard: The making of a clinical psychologist (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 23/04/2015
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The Skeleton Cupboard is Professor Tanya Byron's account of her years of training as a clinical psychologist, when trainees find themselves in the toughest placements of their careers. Through the eyes of her naive and inexperienced younger self, Tanya shares remarkable stories inspired by the people she had the privilege to treat. Gripping, poignant and full of daring black humour, this book reveals the frightening and challenging induction faced by all mental health staff and highlights their incredible commitment to their patients.

Powerfully moving and beautifully written, The Skeleton Cupboard shares the tales of ordinary people with an amazing resilience to the challenges of life.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447270218
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 228 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Moving and thought-provoking * Sunday Times *
A compelling book that will challenge and comfort all who have strived to make the journey from chaos to clarity * Psychologies *
Quite simply, I love this book for its candour, wisdom and courage. Mistakes are our greatest lessons and other people, wherever we find them, our greatest teachers. As Tanya Byron describes so eloquently, life is about connection. There is nothing else. -- Sally Brampton
Fascinating composite case studies of some of the vulnerable patients [Tanya Byron] encountered at a stage when she 'was often just one chapter ahead of them' * Metro *
Like the best of psychological cases studies, such as Freud's, these read like compelling, crafted fiction ... powerful, vivid and moving * Sydney Morning Herald *
This book is a moving and extremely engaging account of Dr Byron's early days, training as a clinical psychologist. As well as offering profound insights into the human condition it moves with the pace of a thriller. Dr Byron is a great story teller and she has an extraordinary story to tell * Dr Michael Mosley *
Honest and insightful ... This thoroughly compelling book does much to combat the stigma that is still, sadly, attached to mental illness * The Lady *
Soul searching and straight talking * Jewish Chronicle *

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“Fascinating read”

The majority of the mental health biographies I read are focused around the patients' stories and whilst this still interests me I was pleased to find that Tanya Byron reveals more about her journey as she... More

Hardback edition
2nd August 2014
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“A Fascinating Read !”

Professor Tanya Byron writes about her early days when she is in training as a clinical psychologist and the work placements she goes to during this time.
Found this a fascinating read as it is interesting to see how... More

Paperback edition
12th June 2015
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