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Vol.5(8), pp. 157-161 , October 2013
DOI: 10.5897/IJPC12.026
ISSN: 2141-2499

Full Length Research Paper

Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy based on Heimberg’s model of self-concept


Zahedeh Rahmanian M. A.1*, Bahram Mirzaian2 and Khadije Panahande Vansofla2




1Jahrom Payam-e-Noor University, Fars, Jahrom, Postal code: 7416953557, Iran.

2Islamic Azad University of Sari, Mazandaran, Sari, Iran.

Email: *Corresponding author. E-mail:

 Accepted: 10 January 2013  Published: 31 October 2013

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The objective of this study is to review the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy (CBGT) on girl students’ self-concept based on Heimberg's model. The method of this study was an experimental type. Using Tennessee’s self-concept questionnaire, 18 students (n = 9 for each group) were randomly selected into two groups: experimental group (cognitive behavioral group therapy) and control group (no treatment). After 12 session treatments (2 h per session), Tennessee’s self-concept questionnaire was repeated as a post-test in both groups. Covariance test showed that CBGT based on Heimberg’s model was more effective in experimental students' self-concept than in control group, with 99% confidence. Therefore, CBGT based on Heimberg’s model was associated with a marked positive response in young students’ self-concept.


Key words: Cognitive-behavioral group therapy, Heimberg's model, self-concept, young students.

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APA (2013). Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy based on Heimberg’s model of self-concept. International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, 5(8), 157-161.
Chicago   Zahedeh Rahmanian M. A., Bahram Mirzaian and Khadije Panahande Vansofla    . "Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy based on Heimberg’s model of self-concept." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 5, no. 8 (2013): 157-161.
MLA Zahedeh Rahmanian M. A., et al. "Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy based on Heimberg’s model of self-concept." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 5.8 (2013): 157-161.
DOI 10.5897/IJPC12.026

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