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Resilience: stress, shame and paranoia

Johnson, Judith (2013)
Clin.Psy.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Both Volumes I and II of this thesis were submitted in partial fulfillment of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the University of Birmingham. Volume I is the research component and comprises of a literature review and an empirical study. Volume II is the clinical component and comprises of five clinical practice reports.

Volume I: Research Component
Definitions of resilience remain unclear, and there has been minimal research in the area of resilience to psychotic symptoms, such as paranoia. A selective literature review and research study were conducted to address these issues. The review aimed to i) provide a brief overview of the development of two influential areas of resilience research, and ii) to then contribute to this field by adapting a recently proposed framework for investigating resilience, the Bi-Dimensional Framework. The empirical paper aimed to use the Bi-dimensional Framework to investigate whether low levels of shame, or a potential resistance to shame, might confer resilience against the development of paranoia in the face of life stress.

Volume II: Clinical Component
Five reports describe various assessments, formulations and interventions that were completed from cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, cognitive-analytic and neuropsychological perspectives. A service evaluation using quantitative data is also included.

Type of Work:Clin.Psy.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Jones, Christopher and Jackson, Christopher
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Psychology
Subjects:BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:4423
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