Relationship continuity and understanding challenging behaviours in spouses/partners of those with an acquired brain injury

Keeble, Hayley Susan (2017). Relationship continuity and understanding challenging behaviours in spouses/partners of those with an acquired brain injury. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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This thesis is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham. The thesis consists of two volumes which illustrate research (Volume I) and clinical work (Volume II). All identifying information has been anonymised to ensure confidentiality.
Volume I
This first volume contains three chapters. The first is a systematic review of the research literature regarding carers’ attributions of challenging behaviour in care-recipients with dementia. The second is a research study examining the association between spousal carers’ perceptions of relationship continuity, and their understanding and management of challenging behaviour, for partners with an acquired brain injury. The third is a public dissemination document providing an accessible overview of the research study.
Volume II
This second volume contains four clinical practice reports (CPRs) and an abstract of a fifth CPR which was presented orally. The first CPR describes the assessment and formulation of a 48-year-old man with mild learning disabilities who was experiencing anxiety and low mood, from cognitive behavioural and systemic perspectives. The second is a service evaluation of a dementia-friendly inpatient unit, identifying the barriers and facilitators to good care. The third is a single-case experimental design of a 33-year-old man in a medium-secure forensic service who experienced anxiety. The fourth describes a piece of leadership and consultation work, regarding how hospice staff cope with grief. The final CPR is an abstract of an oral presentation of a case study of a graded exposure intervention with a 16-year-old female.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.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
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)


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