Program Experiences of Men Completing the Reaching for a Good Life Program
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This presentation will report the findings of a qualitative investigation into the experiences of thirty-one men completing the Reaching for a Good Life program as well as post-group quantitative measures of executive functioning and anger/hostility. The men were interviewed immediately after completing the four-month program. The semi-structured interview prompted the men to consider what was helpful (or not) for them in the program and to reflect on where they experienced the most growth. In addition, the quantitative measures were discussed with the men and this initial post-group program evaluation data suggests that participation in the program appears to be correlated with positive outcomes at group completion. The major themes emerging from the qualitative reflected on program design, the changes in their interpersonal relationships and areas of personal growth. The use of this qualitative data in further program design will be discussed.