J. Scott Fraser (Committee Chair), Kathleen Glaus (Committee Member), Leanna Manuel (Committee Member), Martyn Whittingham (Committee Member)
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.
Department or Program
School of Professional Psychology
Year Degree Awarded
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