A Study of the Effect of Religion-Based Cognitive-Behavior Therapy on Depression in Divorced Women

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1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahwaz, Iran

2 Student of clinical psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahwaz, Iran


theraAim and Background: Divorce, as one of the most stressful events, leads to some mental and emotional problems, especially in divorced women. The aim of the present research was to study the effectiveness of religion-based cognitive-behavior therapy on depression in divorced women. Method: The research is a quasi-experimental method with pre-post test, fallow-up and control group. The sample consisted of 30 divorced women selected by in-reach sampling and matched by age, educational status, physical health and other criteria considered in this research. They were randomly divided into two groups (n=12) of experimental and control. We administered 12 45-minute weekly sessions of religion-based cognitive- behavior therapy for the experimental group, but the control group did not receive any intervention. The instrument was Beck Depression Inventory II (BDII). Results: The results revealed significant difference between the two groups regarding depression (P


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