Personality change following traumatic brain injury
This thesis is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of
Clip. Psy, D.
at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. It represents
both the clinical work and research conducted over the course of the clinical training.
Volume I contains the research components which are concerned with examining
factors affecting adjustment following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The literature
review explores-3 0 papers-written since 1998t hat examine the factors-purported to -
affect the development of depression after a TBI. The empirical paper examines
personality change following'TBI and includes the concurrent validation of a new
measure of personality change in this population.
Volume II contains five Clinical Practice Reports (CPRs) which were submitted over
the course of the. clinical training. The first. four. reports represent the. core training
components of the Clin. Psy. D. They include case examined from two psychological
perspectives, a small-scale service-related report, a case study and a single-case
experimental, design., The fifth report is a .case study from a. special t. paediatric
neuropsychology placement. The fifth Clinical Practice Report was presented orally,
therefore only-the abstract and references are presented.