Date Approved

5-12-2005

Embargo Period

4-14-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling

Department

Psychology

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

Cahill, Janet

Subject(s)

Depression, Mental--Treatment; Mental health counseling

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

This case study assessed the efficacy of a treatment approach for a thirty-seven year old Caucasian female who was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. The intervention utilized techniques from several therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducational and gestalt. The Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) was used as an outcome measure. It was administered at the third, seventh, eleventh, fifteenth, and nineteenth session. Results indicated a decrease in depressive symptomotology over the course of treatment. Client self-report, clinical observations and a client satisfaction survey also supported the overall effectiveness of the treatment approach. The case study presents a psychosocial assessment, literature review, normative practice and outcomes, normative versus best practice, followed by a summary and conclusion of these topics.

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