Involving service users and carers in mental health education: mental health students' perspectives of the impact of direct involvement on their learning and practice.

Nineham, C. (2012) Involving service users and carers in mental health education: mental health students' perspectives of the impact of direct involvement on their learning and practice. D.Clin.Psych. thesis, Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Abstract

Service user involvement (SUI) in healthcare and education is an established element of government policy. Emerging research demonstrates that SUI in education can positively impact on mental health students' learning. However, limited empirical attention has been paid to the impact on practice in this area. Moreover, no research has investigated whether impact on practice is sustained. Section B describes a qualitative study exploring qualified clinical psychologists' (CPs) experiences of a placement-based service user and carer involvement (SUCI) scheme during their training. The study focused on understanding their perception of the scheme's impact on their learning and practice and whether the impact on practice was sustained. Seven CPs were interviewed, predominantly 32-33 months post-scheme. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to analyse the data. Four super-ordinate themes were identified: “Contextual and relational factors underpinning learning”; “Learning: Personal and professional development”; “The enduring impact on practice”; and “Personal reflections and meaning-making”. The findings are discussed in relation to existing literature and relevant theory, including adult learning theories and social positioning theory. The findings suggest that SUCI in placement-based learning during training can support CPs' personal and professional development and a partnership approach to practice. Two participants' experiences highlight factors raising questions regarding for whom and when SUCI may be beneficial to learning. Methodological limitations, implications for SUCI in clinical psychology training and directions for future research are presented.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental health services, clinical psychology training, service user involvement, carer involvement, interpretative phenomenological analysis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0077 Study and teaching
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0980 Types of education > LC1051 Professional education
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health services. Mental illness prevention
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Mrs Kathy Chaney
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 09:37
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 14:48
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/11017

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