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ERIC Number: ED160903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Volunteer Effectiveness in Counseling Chronically Depressed Women Outpatients.
Waite, John; And Others
A group of depressed women outpatients who were attending the outpatient clinic of a Midwestern state hospital were assigned women volunteers who had been trained in either problem solving and Rogerian relationship techniques or cognitive-behavioral therapy. Volunteers met with patients at least one hour per week. Patients were assessed on various rating scales after a three month and six month interval in order to determine if their depressive symptomatology and subjective feelings of helplessness and hopelessness had lessened. No statistically significant difference was found between patients receiving the two types of counseling, but it was found that, taken as a group together, the patients showed maximum improvement after three months which was maintained but not improved upon up to the six month assessment point. It is planned to compare these patients with a control group who have not been assigned a volunteer, and to reassess them again after an 18 month time interval. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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