Life events and emotional disorder revisited: research and clinical applications

Bifulco, Antonia ORCID logoORCID:, Spence, Ruth ORCID logoORCID: and Kagan, Lisa (2020) Life events and emotional disorder revisited: research and clinical applications. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780367371579, pbk-ISBN 9780367371586, e-ISBN 9780429352904. [Book] (doi:10.4324/9780429352904)


Life Events and Emotional Disorder Revisited explores the variety of events that can occur, their inherent characteristics and how they affect our lives and emotions, and in turn their impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

The book focuses on current social problems nationally and internationally, showing the reach of life events research including those linked to Covid-19. It also discusses trauma experiences and how they fit in the life events scheme. To underpin the various life event dimensions identified (such as loss, danger and humiliation), the authors have developed an underlying model of human needs, jeopardised by the most damaging life events. This includes attachment, security, identity and achievement. The book brings together classic research findings with new advances in the field of life events research, culminating in a new theoretical framework of life events, including new discussions on trauma, on positive events and an online methodology for measuring them. Additionally, it draws out the clinical implications to apply the research for improved practice.

The book will be of interest to researchers, clinicians and students in psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy in broadening their understanding of how life events impact on individuals and how this can be applied to enhance clinical practice and stimulate future research.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS)
Item ID: 31521
Notes on copyright: Copyright Year 2021
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Depositing User: Ruth Spence
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 09:38
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2023 19:52

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