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Title: Spousal relationships after acquired brain injury, and carers' expectations, wellbeing and involvement in the rehabilitation process
Author: Meader, Laura Maria
ISNI:       0000 0004 2721 7365
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis, comprising both research and clinical volumes, is submitted in partial fulfilment of the degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD) at the University of Birmingham. Volume I contains a literature review, empirical paper, and public domain briefing paper. The literature review is on the subject of spousal relationships following acquired brain injury, and evaluates the evidence on demographic and other predictors of relationship stability and quality post-injury. The empirical paper is a follow-up study investigating the links between carer expectations, wellbeing, and involvement in acquired brain injury rehabilitation, and the associations between these factors and clinical outcomes for the person with the injury. These two papers have been prepared as if for submission to the journal Brain Injury, whose Instructions for Authors are presented in Appendix 27. Certain instructions have not been adhered to, so as to comply with University regulations. Finally, the public domain briefing paper represents an accessible summary of the main findings of the empirical paper. Volume II contains five clinical practice reports pertaining to clinical work conducted whilst on placement in adult mental health, child and adolescent, inpatient neurorehabilitation, and learning disability services. The first report describes a 60-year-old gentleman with a history of panic attacks, which are formulated from cognitive-behavioural and systemic perspectives. Secondly, an evaluation of a day service for adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties is detailed. The third report is a single case experimental design study evaluating a cognitive-behavioural and family intervention with a seven-year-old boy showing aggressive behaviours. This is followed by a case study of a 44-year-old lady with left-hemisphere stroke. The fifth report is a case study of a 16-year-old boy with autism, which was presented orally. As such, a one-page summary of this work is included.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology