Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Social Work
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of individual and group counseling on self-esteem and depression on a substance abuse client. There were two hypotheses, the first one hypothesized that participation in individual and group counseling would increase the client's self-esteem. The second hypothesized that as the client continued to participate in individual and group counseling depression would decrease. This study was conducted over a nine (9) week period with instruments administered during individual sessions. The design of the study was a single A-B case study. The results showed a significant increase in self-esteem levels monitored by Index of Self Esteem and a decrease in depression monitored by Generalized Contentment Scale. Random urine screenings were collected to monitor clients drug usage. Findings indicated that the client experienced improvement from the interventions.
Sneed, Sebrenia Y., "The effects of individual and group counseling on a substance abusing client's self esteem and depression" (1992). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 1947.