Exploring the process of family interventions in relation to attachment, attributions and the maintenance of difficulties. An IPA study

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Exploring the process of family interventions in relation to attachment, attributions and the maintenance of difficulties. An IPA study

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dc.contributor.author Rapsey, Estelle Heather Susan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-02T12:35:46Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-21T10:28:22Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-08 en_US
dc.description.abstract Family Interventions (FI) are recommended in the treatment of psychosis. This is based on the robust finding that a high rating of Expressed Emotion (EE) is predictive of poor outcome. Research has looked to attachment and attribution theories to further develop our understanding of EE. This study sought to understand how the experience of FI helped family members to develop their thinking about their attachment experiences and the appraisals made about a relative, and how these discussions helped to inform their understanding about the interactional way in which difficulties could be maintained. Six master themes were identified: ‘the significance of the therapeutic relationship’, ‘understanding relationships with significant others’, ‘developing a sense of agency’, ‘making sense of psychosis/difficulties’, ‘exploring and understanding unhelpful patterns of interaction in the family’, and the ‘mechanisms of therapy that were helpful’. The FI was experienced as helpful in bringing about changes in the way family members construed each other and psychosis. This influenced patterns of relating which allowed for an emotional climate within the family that promoted a sense of agency and was experienced as healing. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/3681 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter en_GB
dc.subject Attachment en_GB
dc.subject Attributions en_GB
dc.subject Psychosis en_GB
dc.subject Family Interventions en_GB
dc.title Exploring the process of family interventions in relation to attachment, attributions and the maintenance of difficulties. An IPA study en_GB
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_GB
dc.date.available 2012-08-02T12:35:46Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-21T10:28:22Z
dc.contributor.advisor Reibstein, Janet en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Burbach, Frank en_US
dc.publisher.department Psychology en_GB
dc.type.degreetitle DClinPsy in Clinical Psychology en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_GB
dc.type.qualificationname DClinPsych en_GB


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