Consistent inconsistency: the experience of interpersonal relationships from the perspective of residential staff and young people in the looked after system

Tomkins, Leanne (2015). Consistent inconsistency: the experience of interpersonal relationships from the perspective of residential staff and young people in the looked after system. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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Abstract

Long term outcomes for looked after children are significantly poorer than children who are raised in birth families. Children within the care system have histories of profound abuse and trauma within the context of interpersonal relationships. This research aimed to explore how looked after children experience relationships within the context of ongoing trauma and loss. Interviews were conducted with young people in residential settings and staff supporting them. Data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Three Super-ordinate themes were identified for young people and five super-ordinate themes were identified for staff. Implications for practice are explored.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.
Supervisor(s):
Supervisor(s)EmailORCID
Larkin 1971-, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Law, Gary U.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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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
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/6031

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