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The personal experience of carers of individuals with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their experiences of services

Smith, Hayley-Jane (2009)
Clin.Psy.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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This thesis consists of research and clinical components and is submitted as partial fulfilment of a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Volume 1, the research component, comprises of a literature review, an empirical paper and a public domain paper. The systematic literature review looks at evidence linking attachment and caregiving in adult couples. The empirical paper explores the experiences of individuals with a partners diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Lastly, a public domain provides a summary of the empirical paper. Volume II, the clinical component, contains clinical practice reports conducted within placements from adult, child, learning disability older adult specialities. The first report contains a behavioural and systemic formulation of a 3 year-old who was referred as her mother was having difficulties managing her behaviour. The second report describes an evaluation of the Experiences of practitioners interpreting and delivering Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) groups in South Asian Community languages. The third report presents a single case experimental design concerning a behavioural approach to challenging behaviour displayed by a 7-year old boy with learning disabilities and autism. The fourth report is a case study of a Cognitive Behavioural approach used with a man diagnosed with Persistent Paranoid Delusional Disorder. Finally, the fifth report is an abstract of an oral case presentation of a small-scale service related project around a multiple family therapy group for adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

Type of Work:Clin.Psy.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Oyebode, Jan
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Psychology
Keywords:Motor Neurone Disease, chronic illness, spousal caregiving, attachment theory, interpretive phenomenology
Subjects:BF Psychology
HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
RA Public aspects of medicine
Institution:University of Birmingham
Library Catalogue:Check for printed version of this thesis
ID Code:1221
This unpublished thesis/dissertation is copyright of the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights of the author or third parties in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this thesis/dissertation must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.
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