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Title: Core beliefs and treatment outcome in paediatric epilepsy, and research portfolio
Author: Macdonald, Sheenagh G.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1998
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Many clinical psychology departments have adopted systems to deal with urgent referrals to overcome the problem of inaccessibility of the service because of long waiting lists. The present study was conducted at an Adult Mental Health Clinical Psychology Department in Glasgow to evaluate the pattern of urgent referrals and establish the factors which referrers and clinical psychologists associate with urgency. Results indicated that 7% of all referrals received by the department were classified as urgent but that 12% of these do not attend for their first appointment. Also it appears that the same problems are being seen urgently and routinely, and that there are no significant differences in the number of additional criteria associated with routine or urgent referral according to the referral letters. However, a wider variety of additional criteria are associated with urgent referrals and these criteria are consistent with those proposed by clinical psychologists.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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