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Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

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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.

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