Professionals’ experiences of deaf people; a grounded theory approach within the mental health and criminal justice system

Wakeland, Elizabeth Sarah (2017). Professionals’ experiences of deaf people; a grounded theory approach within the mental health and criminal justice system. University of Birmingham. Foren.Clin.Psy.D.

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This thesis is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate of Forensic and Clinical Psychology (Foren.Clin.Psy.D.) at the University of Birmingham. The thesis consists of two volumes.
Volume One
This volume consists of three chapters: the first, a literature review of the prevalence of abuse within the deaf and hard of hearing population; the second is a qualitative study using grounded theory exploring professionals’ experiences when working with deaf offenders with mental health difficulties; the third chapter comprises a public domain briefing document which briefly provides a plain language explanation of both the literature review and the empirical paper.
Volume Two
The second volume contains five forensic clinical practice reports (FCPR). The first contains the case of a 16-year-old girl in a low secure adolescent unit presenting with self-injurious behaviours and aggression, formulated from both psychodynamic and behavioural perspectives. The second FCPR is an evaluation of the Structured Assessment for Violence in Youth (SAVRY) when used in a low secure adolescent service to predict future aggression. The third report is a single-case experimental design investigating the effectiveness of individual therapy using Cognitive Behavioural principles with a 17-year-old female presenting with low mood. The fourth FCPR presents a case study of a 53-year-old Deaf female with paranoid schizophrenia, formulated using narrative principles. The final report is an abstract of an oral presentation of a case study involving a 27 year old female within a prison based Offender Personality Disorder Pathway (OPDP) comprising a detailed assessment, formulated from a psychodynamic perspective, and recommendations for interventions.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Foren.Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Foren.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
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare


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