Trauma in the criminal justice system

King, Alicia (2019). Trauma in the criminal justice system. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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This thesis is submitted to the University of Birmingham for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology in two volumes.
Volume I is comprised of three documents; a meta-analysis, a piece of original research, and a public dissemination document which summarises the meta-analysis and empirical research in language suitable for laypeople. The meta-analysis explored the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young people who have offended received a custodial sentence (hereafter referred to young people in custody). Variation was high between published research studies which makes it hard to draw firm conclusions, however, current PTSD was estimated at between 10% and 15% for males and between 21% and 37% for females. The research paper explored prison officers’ experiences of vicarious trauma using qualitative methodology and found that participants’ experiences linked to PTSD, secondary traumatic stress disorder, vicarious trauma and corrections fatigue.
Volume II includes five Clinical Practice Reports (CPR’s) completed whilst working in mental health services in the NHS. CPR1 describes Cognitive-Behavioural and Psychodynamic formulations of a service-user with a learning disability experiencing generalised anxiety. CPR2 is a service evaluation on the impact of staff training in a community learning disability team. CPR3 describes a case study of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy with an older adult experiencing low mood and suicidal ideation. CPR4 is a case study of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy with an adolescent experiencing low mood, anxiety and suicidal ideation. Finally, CPR5 is the abstract of an oral presentation of a single case experimental design study of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for a service-user experiencing emotion dysregulation difficulties, engaging in parasuicide.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.
Licence: All rights reserved All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology


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