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Jessica Moss (Committee Member), Martyn Whittingham (Committee Chair), Eve Wolf (Committee Member)

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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


Literature on group dynamics has typically focused on six content areas; (1) cohesion and group identification, (2) attributions and perceptions in group, (3) leadership and performance in groups, (4) power and relationships among group members, (5) knowledge and cognitive process in groups, (6) group psychotherapy (Kivlighan and Miles, 2007). While this literature base has built sophisticated theories, these theories tend to be disconnected and lack applicability to clinical practice. This dissertation will integrate interpersonal and group-as-a-whole theories in order to predict the probable dynamic interactions that theoretically occur as individuals move through conflict within group psychotherapy. Recommended interventions are included to increase the clinical utility of the model.

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School of Professional Psychology

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Psychology Commons