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Tiuraniemi, Juhani; Korhola, Jarno (2009)
Publisher: CoAction Publishing
Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: cognitive group therapy, assimilation analysis, psycho-education, Depression, Empirical Studies, case study

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The aims of this study were to assess whether a course of cognitive group therapy could help depressed students and to assess whether assimilation analysis offers a useful way of analysing students' progress through therapy. "Johanna" was a patient in a group that was designed for depressive students who had difficulties with their studies. The assimilation of Johanna's problematic experience progressed as the meetings continued from level one (unpleasant thoughts) to level six (solving the problem). Johanna's problematic experience manifested itself as severe and excessive criticism towards herself and her study performance. As the group meetings progressed, Johanna found a new kind of tolerance that increased her determination and assertiveness regarding the studies. The dialogical structure of Johanna's problematic experience changed: she found hope and she was more assertive after the process. The results indicated that this kind of psychoeducational group therapy was an effective method for treating depression. The assimilation analysis offered a useful way of analysing the therapy process. Key words: Depression, cognitive group therapy, psycho-education, assimilation analysis, case study
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