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MCS 2019, 6(3): 238-247 Back to browse issues page
Effects of Group-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Adolescent’s Emotional Regulation and Mood States
Barzegari dehaj. A 1, Ahandari. P2, Hossein Sabet F3, Borjali. A4
1- (Corresponding Author) MSc in Clinical Psychology, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran. Brzegar1991@yahoo.com
2- MSc in Counseling, Research Institute for Military Medicine Science and Technology, Aja University of Science Sciences, Iran, Tehran.
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Allameh Tabatabaei, Tehran, Iran.
4- Associate professor, Department of Clinical psychology, School of psychology and Education, University of Allameh Tabatabaei, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (437 Views)
Introduction: Inefficient emotion regulation and negative mood states play significant roles in adolescent’s neuroses.
Objective: The current study aimed at investigating the effects of group-based acceptance and commitment therapy on the adolescent’s emotional regulation and mood states.
Materials and Methods: The present quasi-experimental study was conducted on all adolescents of Sadiq-al-Vaed socio-cultural Center of Tehran, Iran. The subjects included 26 adolescents selected by convenience sampling. The experimental group received acceptance and commitment therapy in eight 75-minute sessions. For data analysis, SPSS software version 20 was employed using repeated measures tests at 0.05 significance level.
Results: According to the obtained results, a significant decrease was observed in suppression (P=0.01), depression (P= 0.001), tension (P= 0.001), confusion (P=0.001), and fatigue (P=0.02) subscales after psychotherapy in post-test and follow-up. The effects lasted in the two-month follow-up period (P >0.05).
Discussion and Conclusion: According to the study findings, this therapy method can improve emotion regulation and mood state in adolescents and can be used as an effective intervention.

Keywords: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Regulation, Mood States.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/02/28 | Accepted: 2019/07/2 | Published: 2019/12/31
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