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An Empirical Investigation Of Changes Of Communication Patterns During Attending An Imago Weekend Workshop

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An Empirical Investigation of Changes in Communication Patterns in Couples After Attending an Imago Weekend Workshop

Moriah C. O’Barr

A Clinical Research Project presented to the faculty of the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Atlanta in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology.

Atlanta, Georgia
June, 2015

An Empirical Investigation of Changes in Communication Patterns in Couples After Attending an Imago Weekend Workshop

Moriah C. O’Barr
Georgia School of Professional Psychology
Argosy University Atlanta, 2015

Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) and the Getting the Love You Want (GLYW) couples weekend workshop have little empirical support. The aim of the current archival study was to determine if workshop participants would demonstrate positive changes in communication patterns. A total sample consisted of 142 participants, including 84 nonrandomized control group participants and 58 nonrandomized clinical group participants. All participants were asked to complete measures at four time intervals: one week prior to the GLYW workshop (Time 1; T1), immediately before the start of the workshop (Time 2; T2), and immediately following the completion of the GLYW workshop (Time 3; T3). All participants who returned T1 measures to the researcher at the beginning of the workshop and reported that the measures were completed at least two days prior were included in the
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