An evaluation of a brief group therapy for depression

Manuel Barrera

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Evaluated a brief group therapy for treating 20 depressed outpatients. As an adjunct to group therapy, clients used written self-instructional materials to guide them in monitoring and increasing their frequency of pleasurable activities. Ss were randomly assigned to an immediate (IT) or delayed treatment (DT) group. Results did not support the effectiveness of IT. However, after receiving treatment, DT clients successfully increased activities and decreased depression relative to IT. (2 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-415
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1979


  • emphasis on pleasurable activities, outpatients
  • immediate vs delayed treatment brief group therapy, treatment of depression &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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