Staff perception of personal responsibility in forensic mental health services: a thematic analysis

Barford, Sophia (2021). Staff perception of personal responsibility in forensic mental health services: a thematic analysis. University of Birmingham. Foren.Clin.Psy.D.

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This thesis is submitted as part of the Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. It comprises two volumes.

Volume I: Research Component
Volume I consists of a systematic literature review and an empirical paper. The systematic literature review presents the identification and critical evaluation of quantitative measures of personal recovery in forensic settings. The empirical paper presents a qualitative study exploring staff perspectives of personal responsibility in forensic mental health. Press releases for the literature review and empirical paper are also presented. Each provides an accessible overview of each piece of research.

Volume II: Clinical Component
Volume II consists of five Forensic Clinical Practice Reports (FCPR). Pseudonyms are used throughout to ensure anonymity. FCPR 1 presents a cognitive behavioural and a systemic formulation of a 29-year-old male with a diagnosis of Paranoid schizophrenia and Asperger's syndrome. FCPR 2 is a service evaluation exploring staff and patient views of positive behaviour support plans in an ASD inpatient service. FCPR 3 reports a single case experimental design used to evaluate a differential reinforcement of alternative behaviour intervention for a self-injurious behaviour for a 69-year-old male with dissocial personality disorder and emotionally unstable personality disorder diagnoses. FCPR 4 presents a case study of a 12-year-old girl experiencing anxiety. FCPR 5 presents an abstract of an oral presentation of a service evaluation exploring staff and prisoner views of the assessment, care in custody and teamwork (ACCT) process in a category B prison.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Foren.Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Foren.Clin.Psy.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: Other
Other Funders: St Andrews Healthcare
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)


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