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A Portfolio of Academic, Clinical and Research Work: The Link Between the Eating Attitudes and Behaviour of Parents and the Eating Behaviour of Their Children.

Byles, Louise. (1996) A Portfolio of Academic, Clinical and Research Work: The Link Between the Eating Attitudes and Behaviour of Parents and the Eating Behaviour of Their Children. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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The five papers in this section discuss a range of topics drawing on a variety of theoretical models including Cognitive Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Therapy and a transtheoretical model of behaviour change. Two of the papers contain issues pertaining to individuals with specific psychological and neurological difficulties, namely Parkinson's Disease and Dementia. Two further papers contain material relevant to broader groups of clients, namely older adults and individuals with health related problems. Finally one paper is applicable to any individuals seeking psychological help. The first paper aims to critically examine whether older adults differ from younger adults in their need for psychological involvement. A brief discussion of the aging process is given in order to highlight some of the differences between older and younger people. Similarities and differences between the two client groups are then discussed in relation to presenting psychological needs and therapeutic interventions. Continuing the theme of work with older adults, the second paper examines the literature concerning the design of environments for people with Dementia. This paper highlights features in the physical, social and therapeutic environment which need to be given special consideration when working with and/or designing living accommodation for members of this particular client group. The third paper also addresses issues relating to people with a specific neurological disorder. In this essay the contributions of neuropsychology to the assessment of clients with Parkinson's Disease are discussed. This includes a discussion of both the uses and problems of neuropsychological assessment. Although this paper is related specifically to the assessment of people with Parkinson's Disease, many of the issues raised are applicable to neuropsychological assessment in general. The fourth essay also raises issues that are applicable to a wide range of clients. This paper contains a discussion of the selection criteria used to assess suitability for Cognitive Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. An examination of the similarities and differences between the criteria outlined by the two fields is undertaken. Continuing the theme of the fourth paper, the fifth and final essay also examines a theoretical model. An outline of Prochaska and DiClemente's transtheoretical approach to behaviour change is presented and its applicability to the field of health psychology is discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors : Byles, Louise.
Date : 1996
Additional Information : Thesis (Psy.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 1996.
Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 30 Apr 2019 08:07
Last Modified : 20 Aug 2019 15:32

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