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dc.contributor.advisor Rosen, Karen H. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Coleman, J. U. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Stith, Sandra M. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor McCollum, Eric E. en_US Broderick, Kevin Dee en_US 2011-08-06T14:37:27Z 2011-08-06T14:37:27Z 1996-12-05 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-492119119643530 en_US
dc.description.abstract CONSTRUCTING 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
dc.format.medium ETD en_US
dc.publisher Virginia Tech en_US
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dc.rights The 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
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dc.title Constructing A Successful Therapeutic Experience With Adolescent Clients: A Qualitative Study Of Adolescent Experiences In Family Therapy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Family and Child Development en_US MS en_US

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