Date of Award

11-1-2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology

Colleges & School

College Of Arts And Sciences

First Advisor

Brad Grunert, PhD

Library of Congress Subject Heading

English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Native language; Bilingualism; Post-traumatic stress disorder

Abstract

This study examines the implications of bilingualism for psychotherapy. The study explores the possible advantages of using one language over another in the course of psychotherapy. The researcher analyzed the treatment outcomes for 30 bilingual patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Each of the bilingual patients had a fluent understanding of English as a second language, which was the language used for the initial round of therapy. The results were compared to a second round of therapy which was conducted using their native language and a control group of 30 monolingual speakers, also diagnosed with PTSD

Rights

On-Campus Access

OCLC Number

123392393.00

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