Acceptance and positive identity reconstruction following acquired brain injury

Burchill, Nicola Jane (2018). Acceptance and positive identity reconstruction following acquired brain injury. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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This thesis is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Clin.Psy.D) at the University of Birmingham. The thesis is comprised of two volumes, which present the research (Volume One) and clinical (Volume Two) components.
Volume One
This volume contains three chapters. The first chapter presents a meta-synthesis of qualitative literature regarding processes which contribute to positive identity experiences following acquired brain injury. The second chapter presents a qualitative study of the journey towards acceptance as experienced by those with an acquired brain injury. The third chapter is a public domain briefing document, which was specifically developed to disseminate the research findings to the research participants involved in this study, and other relevant stakeholders such as professionals within brain injury services.
Volume Two
Volume two consists of five clinical practice reports (CPRs). The first CPR presents the case of 13-year-old girl’s experience of anxiety and panic formulated from cognitive behavioural and systemic perspectives. The second CPR presents a single case experimental design treatment study of cognitive behavioural therapy for the obsessive and compulsive symptoms of a nine-year-old boy. The third CPR presents a service evaluation of the utility of family feedback reports within an intellectual disabilities research centre. The forth CPR presents an account of consultation to a service user experiences project. The final report is the abstract of an orally-presented case study of a compassion focused intervention for a 74- year-old woman experiencing depression.

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


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