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ERIC Number: ED460336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug-25
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Personal Transformation: A Group Therapy Program for Saudi Women.
Pharaon, Nora Alarifi
A personal transformation group therapy program was designed to help Saudi women function more effectively in their daily lives. The major cognitive idea of these groups was to enable women to better understand their thinking patterns so that they could learn techniques to change. Personal transformation group topics included: Self-Esteem; Awareness and Conscious Living; Emotional Intelligence; Insight; and Honoring the Self. The groups were conducted at a Women's Center along with courses to teach them cooking; drawing; computer skills; foreign languages; and body fitness. Since receiving individual therapy from a mental health provider continues to be a stigma in the Arab culture a significant effort was made to present these groups as self-development. The success of these groups will continue to empower women to assume an increasingly active role in the social and economic development of their society and will continue to be the focus of international psychology. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia