:: Volume 19, Issue 4 (September & October 2014) ::
pajoohande 2014, 19(4): 211-218 Back to browse issues page
The efficacy and continuing impact of group schema therapy in treating students’ social anxiety disorder
Majid Saffarinia, Hossein Zare, Jahangir Karami, Zahra Solgi *
Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Imam Khomeini Highway, Kermanshah, Iran; Fax: +98 831 8239755 , Zahrasolgi22@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: The present study was carried out in order to examine the efficacy and continuing impact of schema therapy in the treatment of students with social anxiety disorder. Materials and Methods: The design of the study was quasi-experimental research with pretest-posttest, control group and follow-up. 35 students with social anxiety disorder referring university counseling centers in Kermanshah and Islam Abad Gharb with psychological and psychiatric diagnosis were selected by purposeful sampling method and the treatment program was carried out for 10 weekly sessions using Young schema therapy and a follow-up period of 3 months after the termination of treatment. Subjects completed Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) questionnaire, Structured Clinical Interview for DSM- IV axis Ι disorders (SCID), Social Phobia Inventory (SPI) and Young Schema Questionnaire (YSQ). Results: Results showed that schema therapy significantly reduces the length of the activity of early maladaptive schemas in all field and also the main target of treatment and even during the follow-up phase. ‍Conclusion: Schema therapy has appropriate efficacy in the treatment of students suffering from social anxiety disorder.
Keywords: Schema therapy, Social anxiety, Students
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2014/12/10 | Accepted: 2014/12/10 | Published: 2014/12/10


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