the effect of schema therapy-based group conseling on Reducing of Psychological Distress adolescent of divorce

Document Type : Research Paper


1 1. PhD Student Counseling. Department of Counseling. Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of kharazmi, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Kharazmi University, Alborz Province, Iran

3 , Assistant Professor. Department of Counseling. Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology



Aim: The purpose of the research was to investigate the effectiveness of group counseling based schema therapy on reducing the psychological distress in adolescents of divorce.
Methods:This was an experimental study of pre-test and post-test with control and follow-up groups.The statistical population of the research was all divorced girls of Isfahan city, who were in the age range of 13 to 15 years. The statistical sample consisted of 30 adolescents from divorced families, who were randomly placed in the experimental group of schema therapy and control. The experimental group received twenty90-minute schema therapy-based group conseling sessions and the control group received no training.Data were collected using the Psychological Distress(DASS-21)scale.Analysis of variance with repeated measures was used to analyze the data.
Results: The results of repeated measures analysis of variance showed that schema therapy-based group conseling has created significant Reducing on anxiety, depression and stress (P<0.01).and these results have remained constant in the two-month follow-up (P<0.01).
Conclusion: It seems that in schema therapy, people became aware of the role of schemas in causing depression,anxiety,and stress,and by using appropriate coping techniques and styles, they were able to reduce psychological problems.Therefore,it is suggested to use schema therapy to solve mood problems.