Blogs and Publications

Blogs and Publications


The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (2018) The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Manual. Retrieved from (Weblink to the NHS Talking Therapies manual which is the definitive source of information on how to set-up and deliver excellent IAPT services)

Clark, D. M. (June, 2018) Blog about the NHS Talking Therapies manual. Retrieved from

Clark, D. M. (2019). How NHS Talking Therapies manages to get outcome data on everyone who has a course of treatment.

Clark, D.M. (February 2019). Blog on the first ten years of the NHS Talking Therapies programme and future challenges. Retrieved from



Clark, D. M. (2018). Realising the Mass Public Benefit of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies: The IAPT Program. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 14, 159–183. (An overview of the development and current status of the IAPT programme).

Clark, D. M., Canvin, L., Green, J., Layard, R., Pilling, S. & Janecka, M. (2018) Transparency about the outcomes of mental health services (IAPT approach)- an analysis of public data, Lancet, 391: 679-86 (Description of the publicly available information on the performance of IAPT services and a demonstration of how this information can be used to understand some of the organisational factors that are important for achieving good outcomes within IAPT services)

Thew, G.R. (2020). IAPT and the internet: The current and future role of therapist-guided internet interventions within routine care settings. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 13, e4,

Standardisation of health outcomes assessment for depression and anxiety Recommendations from the ICHOM depression and anxiety working group

Williams, R., Farquharson, L., Palmer, L., Bassett, P., Clarke, J., Clark, D. M., & Crawford, M. J. (2016). Patient preference in psychological treatment and associations with self-reported outcome: national cross-sectional survey in England and Wales. BMC Psychiatry16, 4.

Fonagy, P., & Clark, D. M. (2015). Update on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in England: Commentary on … Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. BJPsych Bulletin39(5), 248–251. 

Layard, R., & Clark, D. M. (2015). Why More Psychological Therapy Would Cost Nothing. Frontiers in Psychology6, 1713. 

Gyani, A., Shafran, R., Layard, R., & Clark, D. M. (2013). Enhancing recovery rates: Lessons from year one of IAPT. Behaviour Research and Therapy51(9), 597–606. 

Clark, D. M. (2011) Implementing NICE guidelines for the psychological treatment of depression and anxiety disorders: The IAPT experience, International Review of Psychiatry, 23:4, 318-327

Clark, D. M., Layard, R., Smithies, R., Richards, D. A., Suckling, R., & Wright, B. (2009). Improving access to psychological therapy: Initial evaluation of two UK demonstration sites. Behaviour Research and Therapy47(11), 910–920