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Portfolio of Doctorate in Health Psychology: A window on the workings of a hospital-based trainee health psychologist.

McCrossan, T (2021) Portfolio of Doctorate in Health Psychology: A window on the workings of a hospital-based trainee health psychologist. Doctoral thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

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Abstract

This portfolio details work completed for the purpose of fulfilling the five competencies that form the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology. Professional practice. At the start of training, the trainee worked as a Trainee Health Psychologist within one NHS trust. The professional competence was fulfilled throughout training by working in accordance with the BPS/HCPC guidelines and codes of conduct. A copy of the trainee’s log of training, signed by the trainee’s supervisor, is included in this portfolio alongside the reflective commentary. Research: A systematic review was undertaken, exploring the potential of psychological interventions to impact self-management in adults with type 2 diabetes(T2DM). Research paper one, a research paper was completed outlining the potential barriers to behaviour change implementation in a specialist diabetes team. Research paper two is a case study exploring the use of hypnotherapy in addressing needle phobia in type II diabetes. Behaviour Change Intervention (BCI): the case studies submitted for the fulfilment of this competence involved taking an in-depth look at a one-to-one session with an individual with diabetes and issues around medication adherence, as well as a group intervention in pain management. Consultancy: External links were made for the purpose of consultancy which sought to assess and evaluate the potential benefit that engaging in crafts could provide for general health and wellbeing in the local community. This is an area of personal interest. The resulting case study explored the potential well-being effects of engaging in crafting. Teaching and Training; Additionally, external links were developed with an external agency for the purpose of consultancy. A training series was developed ‘Psycho-neuro-immunology in Health Psychology’ to NHS health staff for the teaching and training competence. Reflective commentary: The portfolio ends with an in-depth reflective account of experience of training, exploring the highs and lows of working in a hospital- based health psychology department while pursuing the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health Psychology; Diabetes; Pain Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Psychology (new Sep 2019)
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 08:34
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:19
DOI or Identification number: 10.24377/LJMU.t.00015413
Supervisors: Poole, H, Tarling, R, Forshaw, M, Lannon, R, Gallagher, J and Dooher, M
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15413

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