Date Approved

5-12-2004

Embargo Period

4-20-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling

Department

Psychology

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

Haugh, James H.

Subject(s)

Alcoholism--Case studies; Depression in women; Panic disorders--Treatment

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

This case study evaluates the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy with a focus on therapeutic relationship in the treatment of an adult female who underwent treatment in a community mental health agency. The client was diagnosed with comorbid panic disorder, major depressive disorder, and alcohol dependence. In addition, the client experienced a variety of psychosocial stressors. The client's psychosocial assessment is presented, and the empirical treatment literature related to the client's diagnoses is reviewed. A variety of outcome measures were used. Results indicated that the treatment was effective: the client experienced a significant reduction in the severity of symptoms. However, further treatment is needed to extend the improvement in symptoms and to reduce the risk of future relapse. A comparison between the client's current treatment and what might be considered "best" treatment is presented. Suggestions for treatment improvement are made.

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