Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of visualization in the treatment of adolescents who abuse substances. This study measured whether the use of visualization had an impact on levels of depression, acting out behavior and ego development.;The sample consisted of 63 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 who had been referred to a residential group home by the court system. The adolescents were evaluated using the Child Behavior Checklist, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Washington University Sentence Completion Test. The subjects were evaluated at the beginning of the study and again at the end of four weeks of visualization.;The research indicated that the experimental subjects were significantly less depressed at the end of the study. There were no statistical differences found in acting out behavior or in level of ego development.
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Cook, Candice Jane, "The use of visualization in the treatment of substance abusing adolescents" (1996). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539618882.