International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 223

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: [email protected].

  •  Accepted: 10 January 2013
  •  Published: 31 October 2013



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.