M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Mathematics
Depression, Mental--Treatment; Mental health counseling
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.
Mazzagatti, Lisa Gail, "Effectiveness of a treatment approach for major depressive disorder: a case study" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 1042.