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


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Smith, Hayley-Jane (2009). The personal experience of carers of individuals with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their experiences of services. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.


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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: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine


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