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Shame and the body

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 (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City University London)


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.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: © 2010 Fran Smith
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Doctoral Theses
School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
Doctoral Theses > School of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Theses
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