An Evaluation of a Computerized Coping Skills Training Program Developed for Use in a Correctional Setting

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This thesis is an evaluation of two coping skills programs and their effects on inmates' mental health status. The original computer coping skills program designed for the general population was modified to address the specific needs of an incarcerated population.This thesis evaluated the differences in the mental health status of the two treatment groups compared with the control group and with each other to assess the effectiveness of the two programs. The results of this study showed substantial improvement in the mental health status for the two treatment groups. There are indications from this study that specialty software designed specifically ... continued below

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vi, 68 leaves: ill.

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Salerno, Lillian E. (Lillian Elizabeth) August 1988.

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This thesis is an evaluation of two coping skills programs and their effects on inmates' mental health status. The original computer coping skills program designed for the general population was modified to address the specific needs of an incarcerated population.This thesis evaluated the differences in the mental health status of the two treatment groups compared with the control group and with each other to assess the effectiveness of the two programs. The results of this study showed substantial improvement in the mental health status for the two treatment groups. There are indications from this study that specialty software designed specifically for inmates may result in lower levels of depression than non-tailored software.

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Salerno, Lillian E. (Lillian Elizabeth). An Evaluation of a Computerized Coping Skills Training Program Developed for Use in a Correctional Setting, thesis, August 1988; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501285/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .