Understanding how young people grow up well despite early childhood adversity


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Mead, Katherine (2010). Understanding how young people grow up well despite early childhood adversity. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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This thesis consists of two volumes. Volume I of this thesis is divided into two papers. The first paper is a literature review that explored protective factors in the intergenerational cycle of child maltreatment. The paper is based on a previous review by Langeland and Dijkstra (1995) and critically evaluates the methodology of papers included in the review. The second paper is a piece of qualitative research using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore the lived experience of young people who witness domestic violence and what they draw from their sibling relationships in order to form resilience.

Volume II consists of five clinical practice reports to make up the clinical component of this thesis. The clinical practice reports describe clinical work carried out over the course of training. Firstly, the ‘Psychological Models’ report comprises of two formulations of the case of a 39-year-old lady with social anxiety using a cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic perspective. The second report is a single case experimental design carried out with a 25 year-old male with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder and co-morbid depression. The third report is a service evaluation of how older adults access a primary care psychology service. The fourth report is a case study of a 16 year-old young man with Myalgic Encephalopathy and anxiety. The fifth report was an orally presented case study of a young man with Autism who engages in rumination, using a behavioural perspective. The abstract from this presentation is included.

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
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3562


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