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Jessica Moss (Committee Member), Robert Rando (Committee Member), Martyn Whittingham (Committee Chair)

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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


Focused Brief Group Therapy (FBGT) was developed in a college counseling center in order to meet the mental health needs of the student population effectively within an 8 session limit. The model was developed to address pragmatic concerns by integrating best practice (AGPA, ASGW) and the local scientist model (practice based evidence). The goal of FBGT is measurable change in a focused area of interpersonal distress. The interpersonal circumplex, an empirically derived and scientifically validated model of interpersonal functioning, is used. Assessment is used to inform and guide treatment as well as to measure change. The model has been honed through its clinical use based on clinical observation and process-outcome measure analysis and statistics.

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Department or Program

School of Professional Psychology

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Psychology Commons