Service user and carer involvement in mental health education: a grounded theory investigation into its impact on (trainee) clinical psychologists' learning

Schreur, Fides K. (2013) Service user and carer involvement in mental health education: a grounded theory investigation into its impact on (trainee) clinical psychologists' learning. D.Clin.Psych. thesis, Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Abstract

Service user and carer involvement has become a priority in the education of mental health professionals. While preliminary evidence suggests that service user and carer involvement is perceived positively by mental health students, there is a paucity of research investigating impacts relating to changes in learners’ knowledge, skills, attitudes or behaviour.
The present qualitative study sought to investigate what, and how, (trainee) clinical psychologists learn as a result of service user and carer involvement in their training. Overall, 12 (trainee) clinical psychologists were interviewed and grounded theory methodology was used to analyse the data.
Findings indicated that (trainee) clinical psychologists learned from service user and carer involvement in a variety of ways and a preliminary model was proposed, encompassing four main categories: 'mechanisms of learning', 'relational and contextual factors facilitating learning', 'relational and contextual factors hindering learning' and 'impact'.
The findings are discussed in relation to extant empirical research, taking into account theoretical considerations. Recommendations for educators in clinical psychology training programmes are provided alongside suggestions for a future research agenda. A methodological critique of the study is offered.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: 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
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0467 Clinical psychology
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Mrs Kathy Chaney
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2013 15:48
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 14:04
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/12458

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