Date of Award

Spring 2017

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Department of Counselor Education

First Advisor

Dr. Patricia Goodspeed

Abstract

This quantitative study implements secondary data to analyze the impact of a psychoeducational group on reported depression scores from teenagers identifying on the LGBTQIA spectrum. Teenagers participating in this group completed Beck’s Depression Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI II) before entering the group then completed another BDI II after completing the 12 week group. A paired samples t-test was used to investigate the relationship between reported depression scores and participation in the group. Results corroborated previous findings that group participation impacts reported depression scores, but further research is needed to determine specific causation of the changes in scores.

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