How do social firms contribute to recovery from mental illness? A qualitative study and research portfolio

Svanberg, Jenny (2006) How do social firms contribute to recovery from mental illness? A qualitative study and research portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Dropouts in group therapy can cause disruptions for the remaining members of the group and precipitate further dropouts (McCallum et al, 2002). Whilst there is a wealth of research on dropouts across different therapies and client groups, there appears to be little amongst the developing literature on therapeutic work with asylum seekers and refugees. This retrospective study aimed to investigate the factors affecting attendance at a mental health therapy group run for female asylum seekers in Glasgow, with a view to decreasing barriers to the group and identifying targets for development. The sample consisted of the 101 women invited to attend the eight groups run prior to June 2004. A number of socio-demographic and cultural variables were investigated in order to draw conclusions about their relationship with attendance. These included: age, area of origin, need for interpreter, presence of children, who the individual was living with, and the season the group was held in. No significant relationships were found between attendance and socio-demographic or cultural variables. The results are discussed in light of the research literature, and possible directions for future research are suggested.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Andrew Gumley
Keywords: Mental health, Therapy
Date of Award: 2006
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2006-74007
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 15:33
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 15:33

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