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J. Scott Fraser (Committee Chair), Kathleen Glaus (Committee Member), Leanna Manuel (Committee Member), Martyn Whittingham (Committee Member)

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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


This dissertation describes a proposed protocol for a brief solution-focused group treatment model for treating "expressed externalized anger". Such an approach postulates that positive and lasting change can come about in a relatively brief period of time by using a solution-focused rather than a deficits-focused approach. Without minimizing or diminishing the negative and detrimental consequences of maladaptive anger expression, a solution-focused approach aims at using an empowering approach to hold group members responsible for recognizing and utilizing solutions to their difficulties in appropriately managing their anger. This proposed protocol includes a complete solution-focused treatment approach with a stage by stage description of the group process as well as the interventions and techniques specific to each of these stages.

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Department or Program

School of Professional Psychology

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Psychology Commons