Abstract

The purpose of this doctoral project was to create a group treatment manual for adults diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, who were displaying adverse health behaviors that were modifiable by lifestyle change. In order to create the manual, an extensive literature review was conducted in the areas of the prevalence of chronic illness in the United States, cardiovascular disease and associated health risk factors, motivational interviewing, health behavior change, and group therapy with adults. The result is a manual consisting of 10 detailed weekly sessions, including pre/post outcome measures, complete with handouts and facilitator guidelines for working with this population.

LLU Discipline

Psychology

Department

Psychology

School

School of Behavioral Health

First Advisor

Arechiga, Adam L.

Second Advisor

Herbozo, Sylvia M.

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Degree Level

Psych.D.

Year Degree Awarded

January 2013

Date (Title Page)

9-1-2013

Language

English

Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings

Cardiovascular Diseases; Group Counseling; Group Psychotherapy

Subject - Local

Treatment manuals, Cardiovascular disease, Adverse Health Behaviors, Group Therapy, Lifestyle Change

Type

Doctoral Project

Page Count

68 p.

Digital Format

PDF

Digital Publisher

Loma Linda University Libraries

Usage Rights

This title appears here courtesy of the author, who has granted Loma Linda University a limited, non-exclusive right to make this publication available to the public. The author retains all other copyrights.

Collection

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Collection Website

http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/etd/

Repository

Loma Linda University. Del E. Webb Memorial Library. University Archives

Included in

Psychology Commons

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