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Antoinette Cornute Booth, Psy.D., is a 2016 graduate of the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, New England

Dissertation Committee

Theodore Ellenhorn, PhD, Committee Chair
Lorraine Mangione, PhD, Committee Member
Cynthia Whitaker, PsyD, Committee Member

Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

This research culminates in a design for an integrative psychological program aimed at reducing the stress of indicated patients at an Upstate New York obstetric and gynecologist (ob/gyn) practice.The program is named Utopia.This dissertation focuses solely on program development, not program implementation.The Utopia program is based on evidence-based practices and empirically supported research regarding Mindfulness, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Interpersonal Theory (IPT), the Psycho-Oncology Consultant Model (POCM) of care, and stepped-care treatment models.The target population is patients who experience various aspects of stress due to medical and/or psychological symptomology.Patients are referred based on their scores on a program-modified stress questionnaire as well as self and/or medical personnel referral.Utopia will provide integrated psychological services for this referred target population at their ob/gyn medical practice and the program’s treatment site.The program goals are to provide integrated evidence-based and empirically supported psychological services as well as to streamline efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.Mindfulness is the philosophy of the program.Interpersonal therapy (IPT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) are treatment models of program psychological services.A stepped-care model is incorporated to increase efficiency and effectiveness.Scientific and contextual rationales are provided for program models, philosophy, treatments and stepped-care treatment levels.Once implemented, evaluation of the fidelity of program treatment, practices, and outcomes is a priority.Quantitative and qualitative program measures facilitate fidelity and assess desired outcomes.This program design concludes with strategies to address diversity, potential ethical dilemmas, and future considerations

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Antoinette Cornute Booth

ORCID Scholar ID# 0000-0003-0677-1052

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