Exploring Section 136 of the Mental Health Act (1983/2007) from a psychological perspective

Palmer, Michelle Dawn (2014). Exploring Section 136 of the Mental Health Act (1983/2007) from a psychological perspective. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.


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This thesis brings together a series of work undertaken in partial fulfilment of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Research: Literature review; empirical paper; and public dissemination document providing an accessible summary of this volume. The literature review draws together the extant literature on what is known about what happens when the police detain people experiencing mental health crises. It offers a systematic search of relevant bibliographic databases, and findings are discussed within the context of the limitations of the review and the implications for future practice and research. In building on the work of this review, the empirical paper goes on to explore how police officers understand and experience the use of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act (1983/2007). This study employed interpretative phenomenological analysis to explore ten officers’ (from the English Midlands) experiences of this aspect of their work.

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: Other
Other Funders: Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
K Law > KD England and Wales
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/5345


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