Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors
Social group work, Family psychotherapy, Internet in psychotherapy, Family therapists, COVID-19 Pandemic (2020- ), COVID-19 (Disease)
Group interventions are widely used in mental health and educational settings. Studies have shown that these groups can be conducted in either in-person or virtual settings with success, though there is limited research on the delivery of synchronous, online group interventions, particularly an in-person group intervention that abruptly transitioned to telehealth delivery due to the coronavirus. This observational research aims to tell the story of how two family therapists, who served as co-facilitators for an in-person parenting intervention, transitioned to deliver the same content virtually due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing upon previous and present research in the field, this thesis will connect what the family therapists learned from their direct experience of delivering a group intervention in a telehealth setting and discuss specific ways that the knowledge and implementation of telehealth formats can be strengthened.
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Gab, Miranda R., "The Experience of Family Therapists Providing an In-person Group Intervention, Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Attempting to Continue with a Comparable Intervention in a Virtual Setting" (2020). University Honors Theses. Paper 938.