Title

Anger expression as a predictor of outcome in emotion focused therapy with adult survivors of childhood abuse.

Date of Award

2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Paivio, Sandra,

Keywords

Psychology, Clinical.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The present process-outcome study is a follow-up to an outcome study evaluating emotion-focused therapy for adult survivors of childhood abuse (Paivio & Nieuwenhuis, 2001). The Quality of Anger Expression Scale (QAES) was constructed as a measure of the quality of anger process during imaginal confrontation interventions (IC) over the course of treatment. Scores on the QAES were used to predict outcome. Findings support the predictive ability of the QAES on interpersonal dimensions and resolution of abuse-related issues. However, QAES did not independently predict outcome when controlling for contributions of the working alliance and the level of engagement in the IC intervention.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .C37. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-01, page: 0321. Adviser: Sandra Paivio. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.