Publications

Books

Fine JudgmentsDale, P., Green, R. & Fellows, R. (2005). Child Protection Assessment Following Serious Injuries to Infants: Fine Judgments. Chichester: John Wiley publishers. Buy online

What Really Happened?Dale, P., Green, R. & Fellows, R. (2002). What Really Happened? Child Protection Case Management of Infants with Serious Injuries and Discrepant Parental Explanations. London: NSPCC.Now available (courtesy of the NSPCC) as a free download: Click here to download PDF file of ‘What Really Happened?’

Hard copies are also available for purchase (£15 inc p&p) from NSPCC Publications: tel 020 7825 7422, fax 020 7825 2763, email publications @nspcc.org.uk, website www.nspcc.org.uk/inform

Adults Abused As ChildrenDale, P. (1999). Adults Abused as Children: Experiences of Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage. Buy online

Selected journal articles

  • Dale, P. (2013) Restrictions on natural parent contact with infants during care proceedings where forced adoption may be the outcome – some cautions about recent research and developing practice, Journal of Families, Relationships and Societies (pending)
  • Dale, P. (2010). Child protection risk assessment: an independent social work expert witness persective. Family Law, June, 628–635. Click here to download PDF
  • Dale, P.,Gumbleton, J. & Luger, C. (2010). The value of independent social work expert witnesses in contested care proceedings. Family Law Week, 1/4/10. http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=fo13 (scroll to find 1/4/10 article)
  • Dale, P. (2004). ‘Like a fish in a bowl’: parents perceptions of child protection services. Child Abuse Review, 13, 137-157. Click here to download PDF
  • Dale, P. (2003). Serious injuries and discrepant parent/carer explanations: specialist assessment issues. Family Law, Sept. 668-673. Click here to download PDF
  • Dale, P., Green, R. & Fellows, R. (2002). ‘Serious and fatal injuries with discrepant parental explanations: some assessment and case management issues’. Child Abuse Review, 11, 296-312. Click here to download PDF
  • Dale, P. & Fellows, R. (1999). ‘Independent child protection assessments: Incorporating a therapeutic focus from an integrated service context’.Child Abuse Review, 8, 4-14. Click here to download PDF
  • Dale, P., Allen, J, & Measor, L. (1998)  ‘Counselling adults who were abused as children: clients’ perceptions of efficacy, client-counsellor communication and dissatisfaction’. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling Vol 26 (2) 141-15 Click here to download PDF
  • Dale, P. & Allen, J. (1998)  ‘On memories of childhood abuse: a phenomenological study’. Child Abuse & Neglect 22, 8, 799-812 Click here to download PDF

Chapters in edited books

  • Dale. P. (2002). Benefits of therapy with adults who were abused as children: some issues from evaluation of counselling services. In: C. Feltham (Ed). What’s the Good of Counselling and Psychotherapy? London: Sage.
  • Dale, P. (1999)  Multiple Personality Disorder: A sceptical perspective. In : M. Walker and A. Black Hidden Selves: An Exploration of Multiple Personality Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • Dale, P. (1997) Counselling adults who were abused as children. In: S. Palmer & G. McMahon (eds) Handbook of Counselling (2nd edition). London: Routledge.
  • Dale, P. (1996) Counselling adults abused as children. In: S. Palmer, S. Dainow & P. Milner (eds) Counselling: The BAC Reader. London: Sage.

International conference presentations

  • 2003: Presentation of paper: Serious injuries to infants with discrepant explanations: assessment and case management issues. 5th National Congress BASPCAN, York 20th -23rd July.
  • 2003: Presentation of paper: “Like a Fish in a Bowl”: Family perceptions of child protection services. 5th National Congress BASPCAN, York 20th – 23rd July.
  • 2002: Presentation of paper: Serious injuries to infants with discrepant explanations: assessment and case management issues. X1V International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Denver, USA 7-10 July.
  • 1998: Plenary address:  Protection or Prevention? An integrated approach to services for children and parents. Kids First: Protecting Children – Problems & Solutions. Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia (3 April)
  • 1998: Presentation of paper: On memories of childhood abuse: a phenomenological study. Kids First: Protecting Children – Problems & Solutions. Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia (2 April)
  • 1996: Presentation of paper: Counselling  adults who were abused as children. X11 International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1996: Presentation of poster: Counselling adults who were abused as children – a qualitative study. NATO Advanced Study Institute, Recollections of Trauma: Scientific Research and Clinical Practice, Port de Bourgenay, France.

PhD Thesis: Clients’ and therapists perceptions of the psychotherapeutic process: a study of adults abused as children (1996)

I have been asked a number of times to provide copies of my PhD thesis (which was rewritten for my book Adults Abused as Children: Experiences of Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage. The thesis was writen in 1995 on a Mac using Appleworks (which is not now comaptible with either Word orPages). However I am converting the thesis from Appleworks through TextEdit into Word. This is a bit laborious as much of the formatting is lost and has to be re-set. However I have completed the Abstract and the Methodology chapter (perhaps the most interesting for qualitative researchers) and they are available for download below. I will add all other chapters in due course. If you download any of this thesis you will need to email me for a password to open the Word documents (info@peterdale.co.uk or peterdale@mac.com).