Title

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

Date of Award

7-16-2010

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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