Psychological Growth in
Carers of People with
Mental Illness
Mental illness and carers
The caring role
1
The caring role
2
The caring role
3
Posttraumatic Growth (PTG)/
Psychological Growth
Tedeschi’s and Calhoun’s PTG
Model (2006)
Conceptualising positive carer
outcomes: Psychological growth
Traumatic event: circumstances where there is a violation of
relatively resistant cognitive core assumptions held by an
individual about the world and the self (Janoff-Bulman, 2006)
Chronic sorrow (Roods, 2002)
Barton and Jackson (2005) found that 1/3 of carers (n = 37)
of people with early psychosis met criteria for PTSD
Rationale for research on positive
psychological growth in carers
Aims
Research Variables
Method
1
Findings
+




Implications
Questions……………………………………
Thank you for your time!!!
Download

to the powerpoint presentation