List of Publications

Books:

Heard, D. Lake, B. & McCluskey, U. (2009) (Revised 2012) Attachment Therapy with Adolescents and Adults: Theory and Practice Post-Bowlby. Karnac: London

McCluskey, U. (2005) To Be Met as a Person: the dynamics of attachment in professional encounters. London and New York, Karnac, pp. 268.

McCluskey, U. (2001) A theory of care-giving in adult life: developing and measuring the concept of goal-corrected empathic attunement. Unpublished DPhil Thesis. University of York Library.

McCluskey, U. & Bingley Miller, L. (2001) The contribution of the Scottish Institute of Human Relations to Social Work Education and Continuing Professional Development: A Feasibility Study Commissioned by the Scottish Executive, pp. 77.

McCluskey, U. & Hooper, CA. (eds.) (2000)Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse: The Cost of Fear, London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley, pp. 319.

Chapters in books

McCluskey, U, (2007), Attachment Therapy with Couples: Affect regulation and dysregulation in couple relationships: effective and ineffective responses to painful states by therapists and partners, in M. Ludlam and V. Nyberg, (eds.) Couple Attachments: Theoretical and Clinical Studies, Karnac Books, London

McCluskey, U. (2005) Object Relations and Attachment Dynamics in Group Psychotherapy: the communication, regulation and exploration of affective states, in Jill Savage Scharff and David E Scharff (eds.) The Legacy of Fairbairn and Sutherland, Brunner-Routledge, London.

McCluskey, U. (2003) Theme Focused Family Therapy: working with the dynamics of emotional abuse and neglect within an attachment and systems perspective, in M. Bell and K. Wilson, (eds.) The Practitioners Guide to Working with Families, London: Macmillan, 103-126, 2003

McCluskey, U.  (2000) “Abuse in religious institutions: an exploration of the psychosocial dynamics in the Irish context”, in U. McCluskey and CA Hooper, (eds.) Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse: The Cost of Fear, London: Jessica Kingsley, 99-116, 2000

McCluskey, U & Hooper, CA. (2000) “Abuse, the individual and the social”, in U. McCluskey and CA Hooper, (eds.) Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse: The Cost of Fear, London: Jessica Kingsley, 7-23, 2000.

Haldane, J. D., McCluskey, U.  (1993) “Therapy with Couples and Families”, in R.E. Kendell, and A.K. Zealley (eds.) Companion to Psychiatric Studies, 5th edition, London: Churchill Livingstone, 891-913, 1993.

Haldane, J. D., McCluskey, U.  (1988) “Therapy with Couples and Families”, in R.E. Kendell, and A.K. Zealley (eds.) Companion to Psychiatric Studies, 4th edition, London: Churchill Livingstone, 755-767, 1988.

McCluskey, U. (1987)  “In Praise of Feeling, the Ethics of Intervention”, in S.Walrond-Skinner, and D. Watson (eds.) The Ethics of Family Therapy, London and New York, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 56-71, 1987.

Haldane, J. D., McCluskey, U. (1983) “Therapy with Couples and Families”, in R.E. Kendell, and A.K. Zealley (eds.) Companion to Psychiatric Studies, 3rd edition, London:  Churchill Livingstone,  664-675, 1983.

McCluskey, U. (1975) “Social Work in Child and Family Psychiatry in Scotland”.  BASW publication (Occasional Paper). 1975

Articles in Journals

McCluskey, U. Reflections on my journey as a family therapist in Scotland and North Yorkshire in the 1970s and the 1980s. Context Magazine, May 2011.

McCluskey, U.  The Therapist as a fear free caregiver supporting change in the dynamic organisation of the self.  AUCC Journal 2011

McCluskey, U  Understanding the self and understanding therapy: an attachment perspective.  Context Magazine, February 2010.

McCluskey, U.  Attachment-based Therapy in Groups:  Exploring a New Theoretical Paradigm with Professional Care-givers.  Attachment:  New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, July, 2008

McCluskey, U.  A model of group psychotherapy based on extended attachment theory:  a preliminary report, Inside Out:  The Journal of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, 71-81, 2007

McCluskey, U.  The Dynamics of Attachment and Systems-Cantered Group Psychotherapy. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, APA 6, 131-142, 2002.

McCluskey, U., Hooper, CA. & Bingley Miller, L. Goal-Corrected Empathic Attunement: Developing and Rating the Concept within an Attachment Perspective. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice and Training, APA 36, 80-90, 1999.

McCluskey, U., Roger, D., Nash, P.  A preliminary study of the role of affect attunement in adult psychotherapy. Journal of Human Relations, 50, 1261-1275, 1997.

Hooper, C.A., Koprowska, J., & McCluskey, U. Groups for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse: the implications of attachment theory. Journal of Social Work Practice, 11, 27-40, 1997.

Sinclair, I. & McCluskey, U. Invasive partners: an exploration of attachment, communication and family patterns.  Journal of Family Therapy, 18, 61-79, 1996.

McCluskey, U. & Bingley Miller, L. Theme-Focused Family Therapy: the inner emotional world of the family. Journal of Family Therapy, 17, 411-434, 1995.

McCluskey, U. & Duerden, S.  Pre-verbal communication: the role of play in establishing rhythms of communication between self and other.  Journal of Social Work Practice, 7, 17-29. 1993.

McCluskey, U. Money in Marriage. Journal of Social Work Practice, 4, 16-30, 1990

McCluskey, U. (Guest Editor) Journal of Social Work Practice, Special Issue.  Feminism: Explorations of Theory and Practice, 4, 1-137, and 1990.

Downes, C. & McCluskey, U. Sharing expertise and responsibility for learning on a postgraduate qualifying course in social work.   Journal of Social Work Practice, 2, 24-40, 1985.

McCluskey, U. Teddy Bears: Reply to Stephen Collins and Michael Mercer, Journal of Social Work Practice, 1, 73-78.  1984

McCluskey, U. Keele Conference Opening remarks: The Experience of Loss and Change. Journal of Social Work Practice, 1, 3-9, 1984.

McCluskey, U.  Teddy Bears: facilitators of therapy. Journal of Social Work Practice, 1, 14-35, 1983.

Haldane, J. D., & McCluskey, U. Existentialism and Family Therapy: A Neglected Perspective. Journal of Family Therapy, 4, 117-132, 1982.

Haldane, J. D., & McCluskey, U. Working with Couples: Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists and Social Workers Compared. Journal of Family Therapy, 3, 253-278. 1981

Haldane, J. D., McCluskey, U. Working with Couples and Families:  a note on some issues for research. Association of Family Therapy Newsletter. 1980

Haldane, J. D., McCluskey, U. & Peacey, M.  A Residential facility for families in Scotland: developments in prospect and retrospect.  International Journal of Family Psychiatry, 1, 357-372, 1980

Haldane, J. D., & McCluskey, U. Working with Couples and Families: Experience of training, consultation and supervision.  Journal of Family Therapy, 2, 163-179, 1980.

Haldane, J. D., & McCluskey, U. Parents and Teenagers: Development in War and Peace. Irish Journal of Sociology, 5, 3/4 1977.

Haldane, J. D., McCluskey, U. Child and Family Psychiatry and Social Work.  Social Work Today   5, 753-755, 1974.

McCluskey, U., Hutchison, A.  Group Work with Relatives of Inpatients. Social Work Today, 1, 2-6, 1973.

Refereed conference contributions

Hooper, C.A., Koprowska, J., & McCluskey, U. Group work with adult women survivors of child sexual abuse, in, Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence: Supplementum from the East-West Conference. Prague 1996. Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Prague. 1997.

DVDs

Fear Free Competent Caregiving: An essential component of leadership in organisations

Lecture presented at the University of Porto, February 2010

Training Video materials

McCluskey, U. and Duerden, S. Systems-Centred Group Psychotherapy.  1993

Koprowska, J., Hicks, L., McCluskey, U., Fisher, T. and Wishart, J. Facts, Feelings and Feedback: A Collaborative Model for Direct Observation. 1999. Video and booklet

Koprowska, J., Hicks, L., McCluskey, U., Fisher, T. And Wishart, J. ‘Moving Images: Teaching Interviewing Skills in a University Social Work Department’. Video and Booklet. 1999

Presentations (needs updating)

American Group Psychotherapy Association, March 2007, Austin Texas

Bridge Pastoral Foundation, St Andrew, Fife, April  2007

First International Conference on using Extended Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice and Organisational  Consultations,   Cork May 2007 Director of Conference

Faoiseamh, A caring organisation for people who have been abused ‘Take that face off you, working with the impact of abuse and neglect within religious institutional context’, Hilton London Metropole Hotel, November 28th, 2006.

Joint Psychotherapy Conference in partnership with the British Psychoanalytic Society and the SIHR, ‘Inner Worlds and Outer Worlds Connections between Social Work Services and Psychotherapy, November 17th, 2006.

New Craigs Hospital, Inverness, October 25th, 2006‘The Dynamics of Attachment in Therapeutic Encounters’

‘Take that face off you’ – working with the impact of abuse and neglect within a Religious institutional context, Dublin July 14th 2006

Effective and Ineffective Therapeutic Engagement, Dublin July 11th 2006

‘Take that face off you’ – working with the impact of abuse and neglect within a Religious institutional context, Cork July 10th 2006

 

 The Dynamics of Attachment in Therapeutic Encounters: Affect Regulation and Dysregulation, Edinburgh University, June 21-24, 2006.  The Society for Psychotherapy Research.  An international mutli-disciplinary scientific organisation.

‘The Dynamics of Attachment in Psychotherapy’, June 8th, 2006, Edinburgh.  British Psychological Society.

 To be met as a person – The Dynamics of Attachment in Therapeutic Encounters. Cork, May 26th 2006

 

Systems Centred Training Conference, Boston, March 2006

British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, Edinburgh, June 8th 2006.

Society for Psychotherapy Research, International Conference, Edinburgh, June 21-24th , 2006

Power and Attachment: exploring psychoanalytic understanding of power and attachment in therapy with couples, Edinburgh August 2005.  Affect regulation and dysregulation in couple relationships: effective and ineffective responses to painful states by therapists and partners

The Retreat Mental Health Hospital York, May 2005.  Goal-Corrected Empathic Attunement: the arousal, identificiation and regulation of affect in therapeutic encounters

Systems Centered Training Conference, Atlanta, April 2005.  Affect regulation and dysregulation at the core of the developing self

American Group Psychotherapy Association, New York, March 2005.  Identifying the instinctive behavioural attachment systems; implications for group psychotherapy

Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, November 2004.  The 51st annual conference of GPASC: ‘Attachment, affect attunement and successful interventions in individual and group psychotherapy’. Presented with the VIDA award (Vision, Innovation, Dedication and Achievement)

Berkeley University, Department of Clinical Psychology,: November 2004.  Goal-Corrected Empathic Attunement: the arousal, identificiation and regulation of affect in therapeutic encounters:

Fort Mason Centre, San Francisco. SCT West Coast Training Group, November 2004.  The dynamics of attachment in individual and group psychotherapy

Scottish Institute of Human Relations: Murray Royal Hospital, Perth, November 2004.  Goal-Corrected Empathic Attunement: the arousal, identificiation and regulation of affect in therapeutic encounters

European Sexology Conference – Brighton, May 2004.  Goal-Corrected Empathic Attunement: Micro process research: an approach to investigating key moment in therapy sessions

American Group Psychotherapy Association, New York, February 2004.  The instinctive attachment system and group interaction: affect attunement, identification, arousal and regulation.

Jewish Welfare Board, New York March 2004. A Theory of Interaction for Adult Psychotherapy : The process of affect identification, arousal and regulation within the instinctive systemsof care-seeking and care-giving

Tavistock Marital Studies Institute, London, February, 2004 Research Presentation; Assessing and measuring goal-corrected empathic attunement in couple psychotherapy

The Legacy of Fairbairn and Sutherland. International Conference on Object Relations. Edinburgh, August 2003: Object relations and systems thinking in group psychotherapy.

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