First Advisor

Meagan Lawler

Date of Award

Fall 2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors

Department

Psychology

Language

English

Subjects

Interpersonal Relationships, Adolescents, CBGT, Group Therapy, Social Support, Peer Bonding

DOI

10.15760/honors.968

Abstract

A literature review was conducted to answer the question, can CBGT, and its emphasis on interpersonal relationships bolster the treatment of depression in adolescents? Adolescents were defined as anyone between the ages of 13-17, and depression was diagnosed by the DSM-V. It was found that CBGT had strong effectiveness in the treatment of depression, lowering symptoms across the board. Teens found solidarity in having others that could relate to them and their personal experiences. Potential downfalls were the fact that time management was crucial to better treatment, making sure everyone had a chance to speak, as well as strong communication with the group therapist to tailor treatment to the needs of the group, without which, treatment could become less effective.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/34439

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