Date

2014

Department

Counseling Department

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Chair

Jeanne Brooks

Keywords

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Disciplines

Counseling | Counseling Psychology | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Elementary Education and Teaching | Experimental Analysis of Behavior | School Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Penn Resiliency Program in decreasing disruptive behavior, modifying negative automatic thoughts and improving academic achievement. Forty-eight students from two Title I schools in Georgia participated in this study. The Behavior Assessment Scale for Children, Second Edition, Progress Monitor, The Children's Automatic Thoughts Scale and report card grades were used to evaluate program effectiveness. Research results suggest the program effectively reduced negative automatic thoughts and improved academic performance.