Few interventions have been established for female juvenile offenders, despite the unique psychological problems reported in this population. This is an important issue requiring greater attention, as there has been an increase in the total amount of incarcerated female youth. Additionally, the trajectory leading to delinquent behaviors and incarceration among females is distinct from that of males. Given the need for interventions targeting female juvenile offenders, a treatment manual was developed to improve self-esteem, body image, and interpersonal effectiveness in this population using principles of dialectical behavioral therapy.
School of Behavioral Health
Morrell, Holly E. R.
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Female Juvenile Delinquents - Psychology; Behavior Therapy; Self-Esteem; Body Image; Adolescent Psychology; Self Concept; Sociometric Techniques
Subject - Local
Incarcerated female youth; Intervention; Treatment Manual; Interpersonal Effectiveness; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
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Liao, Victoria, "Treatment Manual for Improving Self-Esteem, Body Image, and Interpersonal Effectiveness of Female Juvenile Offenders" (2015). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. Paper 236.
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