The Resource 'Waiting for the cold to end' : a qualitative exploration of photovoice as a therapeutic intervention for survivors of sexual assault, by Abigail J. Rolbiecki

'Waiting for the cold to end' : a qualitative exploration of photovoice as a therapeutic intervention for survivors of sexual assault, by Abigail J. Rolbiecki

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'Waiting for the cold to end' : a qualitative exploration of photovoice as a therapeutic intervention for survivors of sexual assault
Title
'Waiting for the cold to end'
Title remainder
a qualitative exploration of photovoice as a therapeutic intervention for survivors of sexual assault
Statement of responsibility
by Abigail J. Rolbiecki
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Language
eng
Summary
Sexual assault has reached epidemic proportions, and disproportionately affects collegeaged women. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the most commonly associated mental health disorder associated with sexual assault. There are many scientifically proven successful interventions for treating PTSD among survivors; however, these interventions fail to address posttraumatic growth as a form of recovery. Research states that without posttraumatic growth, symptoms associated with PTSD will continue to surface. This study explored PhotoVoice -- a participatory action research method -- as a brief therapeutic intervention for survivors of sexual assault. The purpose of this research was to examine how PhotoVoice allowed survivors to grow post-trauma as they reconstructed their identities through a process of cognitive restructuring, exposure, and narrative group work. Nine women participated in PhotoVoice, and each woman was given a camera to photograph images that represented her sexual assault, or healing experiences. They met together three times to discuss their photos. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to guide the discussion. Each group held an exhibit where they displayed their photos and invited attendees. Qualitative results showed that participants were able to confront their triggers through a process of exposure, as well as address their negative distortions through cognitive reframing and meaning-making. The exhibits allowed participants to reclaim control over their self-narratives, as well as educate stakeholders about the traumatic impacts of sexual assault at a Midwestern university. Quantitative results revealed a decrease in symptoms of PTSD, as well as an increase in posttraumatic growth and positive rape attributions
Cataloging source
MUU
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Rolbiecki, Abigail J
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2015.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Anderson, Kim M.
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  • Rape victims
  • Photography
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Label
'Waiting for the cold to end' : a qualitative exploration of photovoice as a therapeutic intervention for survivors of sexual assault, by Abigail J. Rolbiecki
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Publication
Note
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Advisor: Kim Anderson
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-116)
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
974652457
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 146 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974652457
Label
'Waiting for the cold to end' : a qualitative exploration of photovoice as a therapeutic intervention for survivors of sexual assault, by Abigail J. Rolbiecki
Publication
Note
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Advisor: Kim Anderson
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-116)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
974652457
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 146 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974652457

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