Enhancing the Well-Being of Incarcerated Females: A Pilot Study
Thesis or dissertation
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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. Once data is analyzed, this pilot will be taken to the female prison population at large.
positive psychotherapy, corrections, incarceration, dually diagnosed, pregnancy, delinquent, delinquency, social work, prisons
Date Posted: 19 December 2014