Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Robyn Flaum Cruz
In this exploratory group process study of two children’s psychotherapy groups in an outpatient clinic, group roles were examined through the development of a dramaturgical coding instrument and the use of trained raters to analyze videotaped scenes of interaction. Exploratory data analysis was conducted that compared individual members within groups, group-level data between groups, and members who showed clinical change with those who did not. The results suggest the potential diagnostic utility, for researchers and therapists, of applying dramaturgical roles to group process.
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Haen, Craig, "Examining Roles in Children's Group Therapy: The Development of a Dramaturgical Role Instrument to Measure Group Process" (2013). Expressive Therapies Dissertations. 29.