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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Broderick, Kevin Dee
URN etd-492119119643530
Title Constructing A Successful Therapeutic Experience With Adolescent Clients: A Qualitative Study Of Adolescent Experiences In Family Therapy
Degree Master of Science
Department Family and Child Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Coleman, Jean U.
Rosen, Karen H.
Stith, Sandra M.
McCollum, Eric E. Committee Chair
  • none
Date of Defense 1996-12-05
Availability unrestricted
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.
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