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dc.contributor.advisorZimmerman, Toni
dc.contributor.advisorHaddock, Shelley
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Randall T.
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T08:10:24Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T08:10:24Z
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifierMcGrathJr_colostate_0053N_11146.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2012500170HDFS
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/67890
dc.description2012 Summer
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractAdolescents are a difficult population to form an alliance with and engage in psychotherapy, especially when they do not enter into a therapeutic relationship voluntarily. The present study sought to answer the question of whether using the Nintendo Wii™ videogame console with motivational interviewing therapy will increase therapeutic alliance and therapeutic engagement with adolescent clients more than when using motivational interviewing techniques alone. Justification for focusing on the constructs of therapeutic alliance and therapeutic engagement, and the use of motivational interviewing therapy is presented. An examination of the use of videogames in psychotherapy is also included. Results indicated that no differences exist with regard to therapeutic alliance or therapeutic engagement between treatment groups for the given sample, but support was shown for the theoretical view that engagement (both on the part of the client and the therapist) and alliance are linked constructs. A discussion of the limitations for this study and suggestions for future directions are provided.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectengagement
dc.subjectadolescents
dc.subjectalliance
dc.subjectmotivational interviewing
dc.subjectpsychotherapy
dc.subjectvideogames
dc.titleUsing Wii™-assisted motivational interviewing to increase therapeutic engagement and therapeutic alliance with at-risk adolescents
dc.typeThesis
dc.identifier.schemaETD Data Dictionary 1.1
dc.contributor.committeememberBrowning, Ray
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Development and Family Studies
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University


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