عنوان مقاله [English]
This study was conducted to determine the effects of group counseling through transactional analysis on improvement of depression in physically disabled women (20-40 years old) in Kashan. The research was performed in semi-experimentally method, thus 40 patients were selected randomly among of physicaly disabled women of Kashaneh Mehr center of Kashan in 2014 year. Then, theey were divided in two groups randomly, testing group (n=20) and control group (n=20). The measurement instrument was the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Therefore, before the first group counseling session, using questionnaire in both testing and control groups, pre-test was conducted. Then 8 sessions, each lasting 120 minutes, was carried out for testing group and in each session, one of the basic skills of Eric Berne model, was trained. For both test and control groups, post-test (immediately after training sessions), and follow-up test (one month later) was taken. For data analysis, covariance with repeated measurements was used. The results showed that group counseling through Transactional Analysis, significantly decreased the level of depression in physically disabled women (р ≤0.01).The research finding suggests that group counseling using transactional analysis decreases the level of depression in physically disabled women.