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Title: Assessing quality in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders : the development of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cognitive Therapy Scale (OCD-CTS)
Author: Forrester, Elizabeth
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2005
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This portfolio presents a combination of study, practice and research submitted for The Doctorate of Psychology (PsychD) in Clinical Psychology Conversion Programme. The Professional Dossier includes an initial study plan outlining a plan of work for the duration of study. My Curriculum Vitae is elaborated by reflections on my professional development since first qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist and describes the milestones that have led the way. To demonstrate professional competence, a case study gives an account of applying a standard cognitive-behavioural treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder in a new way. The Academic Dossier is aimed to enhance my knowledge of a specialist area of clinical psychology. The first critical review of the literature about hoarding extends my current expertise and practice in obsessional problems, and paves the way to further developing the service in which I work. Whilst it was tempting to stay with my particular area of clinical interest, I recognised the value of taking a step back to review the literature in a different area. The choice of blood-injury-injection phobia was not as arbitrary as it may seem a clinician at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma. Finally, the Research Dossier brings to fruition the development of a new scale for measuring competence in the cognitive-behavioural treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and describes an investigation of its psychometric properties. A copy of manual which accompanies the rating scale is included in the Appendix.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Psy.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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