Date of Award
Doctoral Research Paper
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Tracy Moran Vozar, Ph.D.
Second Committee Member
Aubrey Austin, Ph.D.
Third Committee Member
Ambra Born, Psy.D.
Fourth Committee Member
Hetty Pazos, Psy.D.
Family therapy, Complex trauma, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Multi-family group, Group therapy
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This paper presents evidence that supports the need to create and implement a trauma-focused multi-family group curriculum. The introduction provides a broad definition of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as a definition of complex trauma. The paper also reviews research for trauma-specific evidence-based interventions for individual, group, and multi-family group psychotherapy. A curriculum that involves multi-family support, family therapy, age-specific group treatment, and individual therapy is presented. In addition, limitations and future and multicultural considerations are discussed.
Fishman, Loraine, "Families Healing Together: A Multi-Family Group Curriculum Proposal" (2020). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 391.
Theoretical Analysis and Synthesis