M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Applied Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Kerwin, Mary Louise
Depression, Mental; People with disabilities--Psychology
The purpose of this study was to expand the current research on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of depressive symptoms with a non-ambulatory client experiencing dysthymic depression. Using a single subject AB design, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was implemented during weekly sessions with Beck Depression Inventory and the Leahy Anxiety Checklist for Patients as outcome measures. Results suggest that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be used in the treatment of depressive symptoms in non-ambulatory clients. Clients with physical disabilities who experience mental illness have unique requirements suggesting the need for additional research.
O'Leary, Kevin C., "Cognitive behavioral therapy with non-ambulatory clients in the treatment of depressive symptoms" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 1349.