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Jeffery Allen (Committee Member), Anthony Teasdale (Committee Member), Martyn Whittingham (Committee Chair)

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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


An outcome study of effectiveness was completed for the Focused Brief Group Therapy (FBGT) at a college counseling wellness service center concerning individuals who endorsed distress due to a specific interpersonal type, social inhibition. Pre-existing data from the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems-32 (IIP-32) and the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS) was analyzed for these individuals prior to and after completion of FBGT. This researcher hypothesized that through the process of the groups, statistically significant decrease in scores of Social Inhibition, Total Interpersonal Distress, Depression, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety and Academic Distress as a function of the group process would occur. Results indicated a total population decrease across some, including the targeted behavior scale, but not all scales as hypothesized.

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School of Professional Psychology

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Psychology Commons