Psychology, Professional


Summer 6-1-2023

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

Type of Paper/Work



Christopher Vye

Second Advisor

Nathaniel William Nelson


Misconduct behavior occurs when an individual violates the rules or regulations of a restrictive environment, like a prison. Finding effective means to address misconduct behavior within a prison setting has been identified as a significant concern for the administration, as previous behavior change models have not produced lasting results. The following project reviews pertinent aspects of prison management strategies, theoretical perspectives on misconduct, and adolescent development factors. The resulting original contribution to practice, a group curriculum designed to address misconduct behavior, utilizes a Mind-Body skills group approach to teach group members how to raise self-awareness. Program development is explored with the included survey intended for professionals working with incarcerated adolescents.

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