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Foster carer factors which predict placement success for young people aged 12 – 18 years

Taylor, Nicola Mia (2009)
Clin.Psy.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

This thesis consists of research and clinical components and is submitted as partial fulfilment of a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Volume I, the research component, comprises of a literature review, an empirical paper and a public domain paper. The literature review examines what facilitates the development of a secure relationship between a child and their foster carer. The empirical paper explores the role of the foster carer in promoting successful placements for foster children between the ages of 12 and 18 years old. 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 specialties. The first report contains a cognitive and psychodynamic formulation of a 51 year-old who was suffering from depression and anxiety after being made redundant. The second report describes an evaluation of the completion risk assessments in three adult inpatient wards. The third report presents a case study of a 13 year old girl who was hearing a voice. The fourth report presents a single case experimental design concerning a behavioural approach to challenging behaviour displayed by a 17-year old with learning disabilities and autism. Finally, the fifth report is an abstract of an oral case presentation of a 63 year old female who was referred to a Psycho-Oncology service due to a fear of cancer recurrence.

Type of Work:Clin.Psy.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Rostill, Helen
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Psychology
Keywords:Foster care, adolescents, stability
Subjects:BF Psychology
HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Institution:University of Birmingham
Library Catalogue:Check for printed version of this thesis
ID Code:1232
This unpublished thesis/dissertation is copyright of the author and/or third parties.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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