Exploring the relationship between Shame Memories, Self-Concept and Wellbeing
Prof Doc Thesis
Mcdonnell, G. 2017. Exploring the relationship between Shame Memories, Self-Concept and Wellbeing. Prof Doc Thesis University of East London School of Psychology
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Background: High levels of shame are considered a transdiagnostic experience, and have been associated with early shame memories that contain traumatic features and become central to one’s self-concept. Compassion Focused Therapy aims to reduce shame via compassionate exercises. Difficulties, however, can be experienced when these are attempted, and identifying fears around developing compassion might not be helpful for all individuals. Consequently, there is a clinical need to consider alternative constructs. Structural aspects of self-concept are considered to be significant in the experience of psychological distress and wellbeing, but have been largely overlooked in clinical psychology, and have yet to be considered in the experience of shame.
had received a range of psychiatric diagnoses, and a further thirty-two (14.54%) experienced self-reported psychological distress.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/PUB.6735|
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|Deposited||05 Jan 2018|
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