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Towards an Integral Transformation: Through the Looking Glass of Restorative Justice

Moore, Shannon
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, University of Victoria, Canada.

The conceptual framework of this study initiated conceptualization of an Integral Model of Transformation that holistically accounts for individuals’ change processes as it is inclusive of psychological, behavioural, sociological and cultural contexts. Findings have also been disseminated into an Integral Model of Evaluation for Restorative Justice program and processes (see Moore, 2003). In addition, this research initiative informed development of a model of implementation of Restorative Justice in mainstream schools (2001A), as well as a new approach to multi-cultural counselling using Restorative Justice as a conceptual framework (see Moore 2001B). Thus, this study contributed to knowledge of counselling psychology related to theories of change for individuals living in the aftermath of conflict and crime as well as the application of theory into practice…. Findings indicate that five grand themes influenced change processes for participants: satisfaction of basic human needs; existential concerns; interconnectedness and shared humanity; Transformational Justice and power relationships; and transpersonal experiencing. Author’s abstract.


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