First Advisor

Jennifer Hoskins

Date of Award

Fall 2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors

Department

Psychology

Language

English

Subjects

Social group work, Family psychotherapy, Internet in psychotherapy, Family therapists, COVID-19 Pandemic (2020- ), COVID-19 (Disease)

DOI

10.15760/honors.961

Abstract

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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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/34365

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