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Psychology

Theses/Dissertations

1995

Human development and family studies (Marriage and family therapy)

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Experiential Thanatopsis For Widows In Later Life , Monica Liles Schocken Jan 1995

Experiential Thanatopsis For Widows In Later Life , Monica Liles Schocken

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Demographics show a consistent trend toward higher proportions of elderly in our society. With this increase a larger number of individuals are becoming widowed. The purpose of this study was to investigate how structured learning activities in thanatopsis are experienced by widows in later life. Thanatology is the study of the experience of the dying and bereaved. Although people in all societies have speculated about death, the systematic study of its experience is a fairly recent development. In 20th-century Western culture, until the last few decades, a taboo existed against studying death and death related issues. Purposes being served by ...


Therapist Conducted Debriefing Interviews , Lloy Lane Brigham Jan 1995

Therapist Conducted Debriefing Interviews , Lloy Lane Brigham

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The use of ethnographic debriefing interviews has increasingly been used as an effective means of introducing information into the therapeutic system. Research has demonstrated that these interviews are an important addition to the overall family therapy process. This dissertation describes client family experiences of being debriefed by their therapist and a separate debriefer. Results indicated that clients are willing to be debriefed about their therapy experience by either therapist or debriefer. Several important domains were examined by families. These include: Therapist and debriefer comparisons, preference for debriefer, preference for therapist, experience of being debriefed, and how debriefing could be made ...