First Advisor

Jennifer Hoskins

Date of Award

Fall 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

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






Family psychotherapy, Internet in psychotherapy, COVID-19 Pandemic (2020-), Medical telematics, Group psychotherapy, Family therapists




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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