Therapeutic Personality Assessment with Couples: A Short-Term Therapy Model
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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
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Psychological assessment ; Prison psychology ; Couples therapy
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.
Wilson, Sharon M., "Therapeutic Personality Assessment with Couples: A Short-Term Therapy Model" (2010). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 132.