British Journal of Clinical Psychology

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 1

Edited By: Julie Henry

Impact Factor: 2.279

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 38/119 (Psychology Clinical)

Online ISSN: 2044-8260

Assessment in clinical practice and research:

Articles published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology that have made an important contribution to clinical assessment

"The British Journal of Clinical Psychology (BJCP) is one of the oldest publications of the British Psychological Society (BPS), with 2012 marking the onset of its second half century. To celebrate this juncture, we thought it timely to present the first of a series of Virtual Issues that showcase some of the many outstanding articles that have been published over the past fifty years. BJCP has long been considered an outlet for the best empirical and theoretical research papers in clinical psychology. An important strength of the BCJP however, is that in contrast to more specialist clinical journals, BJCP covers the entire gamut of clinical psychology – including (but not restricted to) abnormal psychology, cognitive neuropsychiatry, and psychological assessment. In this first virtual issue, we sought to identify articles that fall into this latter category, and have had important implications for clinical assessment. These articles have either presented new clinical measures, or new data that help us to better understand and interpret test performance on existing ones. Reflecting the considerable importance of this work, cumulatively these ten articles have been cited in excess of 2000 times. All of these measures are, or can be, used in routine clinical practice (not only in research) to help clinicians gain a better understanding of their clients' difficulties. Most of them are brief (or abbreviated versions of longer measures), which facilitates clinical use, and most include normative data, which are most useful for interpretations."
Julie Henry & Mike Startup

All of the articles in the Virtual Issue are free to download.

The Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (CFQ) and its correlates
Dr D. E. Broadbent, P. F. Cooper, P. FitzGerald and K. R. Parkes

The development of a six-item short-form of the state scale of the Spielberger State—Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)
Theresa M. Marteau, Hilary Bekker

The positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS): Construct validity, measurement properties and normative data in a large non-clinical sample
John R. Crawford, Julie D. Henry

Verbal fluency as a function of a measure of verbal intelligence and in relation to different types of cerebral pathology
Edgar Miller

The Spot-the-Word test: A robust estimate of verbal intelligence based on lexical decision
Alan Baddeley, Hazel Emslie, Ian Nimmo-Smith

CAMCOG—A concise neuropsychological test to assist dementia diagnosis: Socio-demographic determinants in an elderly population sample
Felicia A. Huppert, Carol Brayne, Caroline Gill, E. S. Paykel, Lynn Beardsall

Self-report measures of depression: Some psychometric considerations
Gregory J. Boyle

The development of a measure of social support: The Significant Others (SOS) Scale
M. J. Power, L. A. Champion, S. J. Aris

The IIP-32: A short version of the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems
Michael Barkham, Gillian E. Hardy, Mike Startup