Date of Graduation
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
The current study is a program evaluation at John Muir Behavioral Health, Center for Recovery. The research determined the effectiveness of the program at Center for Recovery that is offered to patients that struggle with substance use disorder and their families. The purpose of this study is to assess patients’ behavioral, cognitive and social/environmental factors as it relates to their commitment to sobriety and examine how the involvement of family members influences the patient’s recovery process. I utilized a mixed methodology of quantitative and qualitative interviews of patients and family members. The findings suggest depressive symptoms were negatively correlated with commitment to sobriety. The correlation between higher rates of treatment helpfulness predicted lower levels of depression scores. As hypothesized, individuals with increased levels of social support reported lower levels of depression on the pre-test and post-test. Lastly, the correlation between higher rates of treatment helpfulness predicted lower levels of depression scores for patients at CFR.
Ramirez, Katrina, "A Program Evaluation of a Drug and Alcohol Family Treatment Program" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations. 438.
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