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1- Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran.
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Objective: This research aimed to determine the effectiveness of cognitive group therapy on self-efficacy and depression among divorced women.
Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with pretest-posttest design with control group. In this study, all divorced women referring to Hazrate Zeinab Charity Institution in Varamin City, Iran were considered as the statistical population with a sample size of 30 subjects who were selected via purposive sampling and randomly assigned to the experimental (n=15) and control groups (n=15). A weekly cognitive group therapy was applied to the experimental group for 12 sessions, but the control group was placed on the waiting list. Assessment instruments consisted of general self-efficacy scale and Beck depression questionnaire. The obtained data were analyzed using multivariable analysis of covariance. 
Results: Cognitive group therapy led to significant increase in self-efficacy (df=1, P<0.05, F=66.05) and significant decrease in depression (df=1, P<0.05, F=108.65) among divorced women. 
Conclusion: According to the results, cognitive group therapy is an effective way of decreasing depression and increasing self-efficiency in divorced women.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Family and group therapy
Received: 2018/03/12 | Accepted: 2018/07/5 | Published: 2018/10/1

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