Master of Arts (MA)
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This study investigated whether the scores of Mormons (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) differed from the validity results of the Couple's Pre-Counseling Inventory revised (Stuart & Jacobson, 1987). Significant differences were found between the validity study and responses from the subjects suggesting these (differences) are crucial areas to consider when dealing with Mormon couples. The importance for therapists and researchers to consider and employ client's values as a part of therapeutic endeavors is discussed. A client's specific values are proffered as identifying them as part of a subculture (e.g. members of a church) as equally important and recognizable as the readily identified cultural groups. Knowing the values of a subcultural or cultural group, how they are demonstrated via daily life, and how they differ from standard scores given in validity studies are recommended as important to the therapeutic process; providing insights that can increase the efficacy of therapy.
Assessment; Clients; Comparison; Counseling; Couple; Couples; Inventory; Marital; Mormon; Normative; Perspective
Clinical psychology; Social service
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Tracy, Stephen N, "Marital assessment from the clients' perspective using the Couple's Pre-Counseling Inventory: A comparison of Mormon couples with the normative sample" (1992). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 249.
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