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The “Unmaking” of a Bully Through Developmental Transformations


The “Unmaking” of a Bully Through Developmental Transformations

Sirois, Mindy (2017) The “Unmaking” of a Bully Through Developmental Transformations. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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This theoretical research explores how Developmental Transformations may be used as a drama therapy treatment approach to bullying. According to Dr. Neufeld’s (2012) Alpha Askew Thesis, the bully instinct is born when the individual becomes emotionally desensitized due to psychological wounding and is defended against the emotions of caring and responsibility associated with the alpha instinct, leaving only the drive to dominate others. The analysis and synthesis of relevant anti-bullying prevention and interventions programs are presented, followed by a description of Neufeld’s attachment-based developmental theory, and Developmental Transformations. The research then aims to address Neufeld’s proposed solutions on how to “unmake” the bully through utilizing Developmental Transformations and a therapeutic approach. Bullying here is presented as an attachment-based syndrome and disorder of embodiment, encounter, and transformation.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Sirois, Mindy
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)
Date:16 August 2017
ID Code:982778
Deposited By: MINDY SIROIS
Deposited On:17 Aug 2017 12:50
Last Modified:10 Apr 2018 18:19
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