Family functioning and mental health in families with an autistic child or a child with intellectual disability

Hawkins, Elizabeth (2022). Family functioning and mental health in families with an autistic child or a child with intellectual disability. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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This thesis volume is submitted by Elizabeth Hawkins for the research component of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the University of Birmingham.

The first chapter is a meta-analytic review of family functioning in families with an autistic child and/or a child with intellectual disability, compared to families with a typically developing child. The second chapter is an empirical study of family functioning and mental health in autistic young people and their parents. The third chapter contains two press releases that summarise the review and empirical study for a lay audience.

A second volume of the thesis consists of five clinical practice reports (CPRs) based on clinical work completed while on placements throughout the doctorate. This volume has not been submitted to maintain the confidentiality of clients and services. CPR1 consisted of a formulation from cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic perspectives of a client experiencing dissociation. CPR2 presented a service evaluation of an adult mental health service’s waiting times. CPR3 described a case study of work with an older adult and staff within a care home. Due to the pandemic, CPR4 consisted of an academic exercise based on single case experimental designs. CPR5 consisted of an abstract detailing leadership skills developed during facilitation of group supervision for assistant psychologists.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > 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: Higher Education England
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology


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