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dc.contributor.advisorRosen, Karen H.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorColeman, J. U.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorStith, Sandra M.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcCollum, Eric E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBroderick, Kevin Deeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T14:37:27Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T14:37:27Z
dc.date.issued1996-12-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-492119119643530en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9595
dc.description.abstractCONSTRUCTING A SUCCESSFUL THERAPEUTIC EXPERIENCE WITH ADOLESCENT CLIENTS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF ADOLESCENT EXPERIENCES IN FAMILY THERAPY by Kevin Dee Broderick Committee Chair: Eric McCollum Marriage and Family Therapy (ABSTRACT) Traditionally, therapists and researchers have not asked adolescents about their family therapy experience. This qualitative study was designed to solicit in-depth feedback from adolescents who have recently participated in family therapy to broaden our understanding of their experiences in counseling. Interviews were conducted with 10 adolescents, between the ages of 14 and 20, to discover what helps teenagers have a successful family therapy experience. From the interviews, five main categories emerged; (1) client/therapist relationship, (2) talking and being heard in both individual and family sessions, (3) gaining insight during therapy, (4) taking personal responsibility for making therapy work, and (5) seeing positive results. Feedback from the adolescents is used to suggest ways family therapists might enhance their effectiveness with adolescent clients and a model for treatment success is presented.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsThe authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works.en_US
dc.source.urihttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-492119119643530en_US
dc.titleConstructing A Successful Therapeutic Experience With Adolescent Clients: A Qualitative Study Of Adolescent Experiences In Family Therapyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentFamily and Child Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreeMSen_US


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