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Master of Science (MS)


Family, Consumer, and Human Development


Thorana S. Nelson


The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of an integrated model of therapy for one therapist. Qualitative and quantitative data were gathered from three family dyads. Ten therapy sessions were coded and analyzed to evaluate fidelity to the treatment model. Several themes emerged from the data that provided a foundation for analysis and clarification of the integrated model. The results of this research are organized into four research categories: fidelity to the integrated model, clients and change, how one session or case informs another, and how therapeutic decisions were made. Results indicate that the therapist maintained fidelity to the integrated model and client changes resulted. An analysis of the treatment model is discussed, along with schemes for decision-making and the implementation of therapeutic techniques. Clinical implications and limitations are discussed.