Title

Therapeutic Personality Assessment with Couples: A Short-Term Therapy Model

Date of Award

7-16-2010

Document Type

Doctoral Capstone

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Hale Martin

First Committee Member

Laura Tahir

Second Committee Member

Ken Vaughan

Keywords

Psychological assessment ; Prison psychology ; Couples therapy

Abstract

This paper focuses on the importance of psychological assessment as a short-term therapeutic tool for use in couples therapy. Personality assessment, when used collaboratively, can be a vital contribution to the therapeutic environment and can help couples can insight into each other's character traits and behavior patterns. This paper addresses the need for a short-term model of couples therapy for couples where one partner is incarcerated. The author proposes using a slightly modified version of Finn's Therapeutic Assessment for couples - Therapeutic Personality Assessment for Couples for a Prison Setting (TPAC-PS). A future research paradigm is suggested to test the validity of the TPAC-PS model.

Comments

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

Extent

52 pages

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