Exploring the experiences of adults with autistic spectrum disorders who have received cognitive behavioural therapy for an anxiety disorder within a step three IAPT service: a research proposal for a qualitative study

Lloyd, Hannah (2016) Exploring the experiences of adults with autistic spectrum disorders who have received cognitive behavioural therapy for an anxiety disorder within a step three IAPT service: a research proposal for a qualitative study. Masters thesis, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

It is widely accepted that individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are vulnerable to developing mental health problems. Mainstream Mental Health Services are expected to meet the needs of individuals with a diagnosis of ASD. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based approach recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Previous research has not often focused on the use of CBT for adults with ASD. The Author has completed a literature review and has developed a research proposal that aims to investigate the experiences of adults with ASD who have received CBT for an anxiety disorder within a step 3 IAPT service. A qualitative approach has been selected in an attempt to fully involve participants with ASD. Thematic analysis has chosen as a means of interpreting the data collected during interviews. It is hoped that the proposed research would add to the body of work that is beginning to focus on this subject as well as providing feedback about the service that may lead to changes being implemented locally.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Additional Information: Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment for the MSc Advanced Practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 11:46
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 21:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3264

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