Twenty seven undergraduate psychology students were randomly assigned to two treatment groups and one no treatment control group to assess the effects of Coverant Control Therapy (CCT) under 2 different conditions on depression. The research was an analogue study. The first treatment group received CCT in a didactic format, while the second treatment group received CCT in an encounter group format. The control group assembled jigsaw puzzles. All subjects were administered the Multiple Affective Adjective Check List (MAACL) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory "D" scale for pre-, post-, and followup testing. Groups met for 4 sessions. Separate one-way analyses of variance were performed on pre-, post-, and followup scores on both measures. One significance was obtained in post-test MAACL scores. A Least Squares Difference post hoc analysis indicated that CCT in conjunction with a warm therapeutic relationship was more effective than either CCT delivered without the therapeutic relationship or a no treatment control group. It was concluded that CCT with the "relationship" condition is effective in elevating mood for a college population. Additional research was recommended to assess optimal length of treatment, and to improve generalization of results.
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McGuire, John M.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Social Sciences
v, 122 pages
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Lucks, Steven Brian, "The Effects of Coverant Control Therapy Under Two Different Conditions on Depression" (1978). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 297.