Michael G. Maness    ~   For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21
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Testamentum Imperium
International  Theological Journal

Lydia's Porch - Virginia Haynes

Woodville Lions Club 

How We Saved Texas Prison Chaplaincy 2011

Character Counts

Heart of Living God

Heaven - Treasures  

Ocean Devotions

Would You Lie to Save a Life?

Precious Heart - Broken Heart

Queen of Prison Ministry

Fringes of Freedom

 

My 1997 Dissertation

An Empathic Helping Skills Program

          Part of the doctoral requirements for New Orleans Baptist 
Theological Seminary, this dissertation reported upon and evaluated 
a program developed to teach inmates "empathy."  
After detailed analysis, it was proved that empathy could be taught to prisoners.

          In substantiating the need for the program, the author researched the history of relevant in-prison programming in U.S. history relating to prison inmate growth and chronicled.  Chapters 1-4 will be of interest to the specialist in in-prison programming, for therein is a significant portion of the history with a special focus upon Texas.  

          The program itself was culled from most of the best teachers of basic "Empathy" and "Helping Skills" up to 1997.  Of interest to lay persons will be Appendixes 3a & 3b, which contain the handouts of all the lessons -- the major substance of the developed program.    

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Table of Contents:  Acknowledgments, Expanded Table of Contents
     Lists of Tables, Abbreviations, Mathematical Symbols 

Chapters 1 & 2 - 1.  Introduction, Problem, Importance, Review of Literature:   
2.  Project Description, Development, Enlistment & Implementation 

Chapters 3 & 4 - 3.  Evaluation, Enlistment, Implementation; 
4.  Summary,  Conclusions,  Recommendations

Appendix 1:  missing - needs scanned in

Appendix 2:  Lesson Plans 

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Appendix 3a:  Empathy Skills - Handouts for Days 1 to 3  

Appendix 3b:  Empathy Skills - Handouts for Days 4 to 7  

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Appendixes 4-8:  Pre-Test & Post-Test Instruments

Appendixes 9-10:  Pre-Test & Post-Test Instruments & Bibliography 

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Feeling Words 1:  Substantial List of Feeling Words in Categories

Feeling Words 2:  Some of the Most Descriptive, Culled from Long List

 


 

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