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Title: Post-traumatic Growth and Coping in Firefighters
Author: Bisnauth, Radha Devi
ISNI:       0000 0001 3465 6874
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis was submitted in partial fulfIlment of the requirements for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, at the University of Birmingbam. The thesis is presented in two vol~es. Volume I of this thesis is split into three papers relating to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post-traumatic growth (PTG) in firefighters. The first paper is a literature review that examines the evidence for the factors that influence the development of PTSD in firefighters. The paper reviews factors that are predictive ofPTSD development (aspects oftlle job, aspects related to the event and factors related to the individual) and factors that protect against PTSD development. The second paper is a research paper that looks at PTG in relation to work-related trauma and coping strategies in fuefighters. The results showed that use of certain coping strategies and not greater exposure to traumatic callouts at work predicted PTG. The third paper is t1le public domain briefing paper that summarises t1le main findings of t1le research paper. Volume II of this thesis consists of the five Clinical Practice Reports (CPRs) that were also submitted in partial fulfilment of the course requirements during t1le duration of the course.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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