Shame and the body

Smith, F. (2010). Shame and the body. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City University London)

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This thesis is primarily concerned with aspects of theory and practice in Counselling Psychology, with a focus on the issues of shame and the body.

i. Sections of the portfolio
• Section A: Firstly I will present the research study which explores the lived experience of a changing body. This is investigated specifically in the context of individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight and have had the resultant excess skin removed by plastic surgery.

• Section B: Secondly I will explore the factors and processes which enable resilience and positive adjustment in individuals living with a visible difference. This exploration takes the form of a critical literature review.

• Section C: Thirdly I will present a clinical case study. This study considers professional aspects of clinical practice throughout work with a particular client. Key aspects in this clinical piece of work resonate with issues which arose from the analysis of the research study and the critical literature review.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: © 2010 Fran Smith
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: City University London PhD theses
School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology

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