This Project Demonstrating Excellence is a social action project in two parts. The first part is the development of a triadic therapy concept as applied to relationship conflicts. The second is a website model of discovery that enables interaction with the triadic therapy. The Three-Way Model (TWM) was originated in order to expand the current offerings of intimacy paradigms with a more physically and emotionally hedonistic approach. Such a theory would run counter to an analytic style of therapy rooted within philosophy. The model also seeks to improve upon current therapy offerings with new theory based on relational psychology, neurology and psychoneuroimmunology. Finally, the project addresses the general absence of a science based, self-efficacy¹ paradigm within traditional, secular counseling practice. In order to maximize self-agency, methods included twenty concise case studies drawn from clinical publications each with pertinent metaphors, references to scientific reviews and a conforming TWM diagrammatic tool published to the web. As a construct, the TWM dynamically contextualizes conflicts alongside inspirational metaphors, developed in order to affect mood states which then assisted the resolution. Eleven adults from varying educational backgrounds, age groups and gender participated in the site. The Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMI) was administered prior to and following each visit, and was received and collected via email as a measure of emotions and stressors both extrinsic and intrinsic.² Initial beta demonstrations via a website (see accompanying part II document) returned positive changes in mood states particularly among individuals with mood disorders. This preliminary discovery suggests that further sampling would be worthwhile among individuals with special behavioral needs.
¹Self-efficacy in psychology is "the belief that one has the ability to implement the behaviors needed to produce a desired effect" (Kadden & Litt, 2011, p. 1120). ²See Appendix D Glossary for explanation of dualism, homeostasis, allostasis, extrinsic and intrinsic terminology.
|School:||Union Institute and University|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||DAI-B 74/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychobiology, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Mindfulness, Relationship conflicts, Triadic therapy|
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