Errorless Versus Errorful Learning in Memory-Impaired Patients With Schizophrenia: Implications for Cognitive Rehabilitation

Russell, Hugh H (2000) Errorless Versus Errorful Learning in Memory-Impaired Patients With Schizophrenia: Implications for Cognitive Rehabilitation. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Objectives: To provide descriptive data on the types of referral received by clinical psychology within a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) during a four month period after the service's inception. To identify the perceptions held by other team members (from nursing, psychiatry, occupational therapy, and social work) of the clinical psychologist's role in the CMHT and establish their level of awareness of the skills particular to clinical psychology. To examine the post-intervention effect of an education package to the team, i.e. whether this could effect an attitudinal change in terms of types of referral considered appropriate, satisfaction with, and expectations of clinical psychology. Methods: Case notes were reviewed to identify the types of problem being referred. A questionnaire was designed to assess the above. Following assessment of initial responses an education package was presented at a team meeting. Eight weeks later, the questionnaire was recirculated and assessed for significant change using non-parametric methods. Results: Significant attitudinal change was limited. Members demonstrated sound knowledge of appropriate referrals, placed high value on the psychologist's therapeutic work with individuals, collaborative working, and the provision of information from new research. Satisfaction with the referral process declined. Qualitatively, members emphasised the need for improved interprofessional knowledge of each profession's skill base. Conclusion: Although psychology is clearly valued, group dynamics within teams of different professionals may make such interventions vulnerable to inoculation effects. Attitudinal and behavioural change may best be enhanced by increased awareness of the difficulties which different professions face.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Paul Flemming
Keywords: Clinical psychology, Mental health, Cognitive psychology
Date of Award: 2000
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2000-76231
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 16:15
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:15

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