Narrative group therapy with outpatient adolescents

dc.contributor.advisor Jacques Lempers Kaptain, David
dc.contributor.department Human Development and Family Studies 2018-08-24T18:01:07.000 2020-07-02T06:03:24Z 2020-07-02T06:03:24Z Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2004 2004-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Adolescent substance abuse remains a major public health concern. The comprehensive, detrimental effects of teenage drug use, coupled with troubling relapse rates, highlight the need for innovative, effective, and helpful treatment interventions. Adolescents in treatment and the adults that work with them are subject to often negatively influential societal discourses that limit treatment effectiveness as well as the development of adolescent treatment satisfaction and therapeutic alliance. Narrative therapy is promoted in theoretical and clinical literature as a viable way of addressing these problems.;Preliminary work has been done in the area of narrative therapy with adolescents, and particularly with substance abusing and chemically dependent adolescents. However, empirical and qualitative research regarding narrative therapy with teens is scarce. Studies examining narrative therapy in regard to the promotion of treatment satisfaction and therapeutic alliance are virtually non-existent. This study presents preliminary empirical and phenomenological research that indicates a positive adolescent response to narrative therapy. These responses involve the development of greater, subjective understanding of and increased resistance to substance abuse and behavioral problems. Finally, the information presented in this study points to the development of a potentially useful group treatment model of narrative therapy with adolescents having substance abuse and other behavior or emotional problems.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Clinical Psychology
dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines Mental and Social Health
dc.subject.disciplines Psychiatric and Mental Health
dc.subject.disciplines Psychiatry and Psychology
dc.subject.keywords Human development and family studies
dc.title Narrative group therapy with outpatient adolescents
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dc.type.genre dissertation
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