A psychological understanding of the elevated incident rates of psychosis, within specific ethnic minority populations

Brown, Luke Jonathan (2016). A psychological understanding of the elevated incident rates of psychosis, within specific ethnic minority populations. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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Volume I: Literature Review(1) and Empirical Paper (2)
1) The literature review explores the psychological evidence that has been used to explain the higher rates of psychosis in specific ethnic minority groups. Ethnic differences in psychotic-like experiences and perceptions of inequality were the factors most robustly explored. However, due to several limitations, the extent to which these factors directly explained the higher rates remained unclear. 2) Through the narrative accounts of Black-Caribbean patients, several key experiences in the life of the participants emerged, included the negative social interactions and effects of unemployment. Through a process of synthesis, greater levels of stress, trauma, and social marginalisation were some of the possible psychological explanations, for the known ethnic disparities in the rates of psychosis.

Volume II: The second volume is split into five separate clinical practice reports; 1) a psychological formulation of client’s difficulties with anxiety and low mood from two different models; 2) a service report on the provision of psychological therapy for individuals with psychosis 3) a single case experimental design of the efficacy of behavioural intervention targeting the challenging behaviour of a young child; 4) the trainee’s contribution to the delivery of a leadership and consultancy model, within an inpatients setting; 5) a case study of the psychological work conducted with a young man at risk of developing psychosis.

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/7114


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