Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

Date of this Version

July 2007

Comments

Lewis, Sandra C. (2007) Enhancing the Wellbeing of Incarcerated Females: A Pilot Study. Unpublished masters thesis, University of Pennsylvania.

Abstract

Piloting the Group Positive Psychotherapy program (Seligman, Rashid & Parks, 2006) with dually diagnosed mothers age 13 to 22, who are under penal supervision; this project will attempt to counter traditional interventions by increasing positive emotion, meaning and engagement. Phase 1: The program will be administered over 7 a week period to 20 professional staff members. Measures on approaches to happiness and quality of life will be taken pre and post intervention. Phase 2: The program will be administered over a 6 week period to a group of 24 residential clients. Measures on depression and quality of life will be taken pre and post intervention.

Keywords

Positive Psychotherapy, at risk youth, incarceration, females, prison, women, drug addiction, wellbeing

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Date Posted: 03 April 2008