The Effect of Emotion Regulation Training based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Gross Process Model on Symptoms of Emotional Problems

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azam salehi 1 , * , Iran Baghban 2 , Fatemeh Bahrami 2 , Ahmad Ahmadi 3

1 PHD of Counseling, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

2 Associate Professor of Counseling, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

3 Professor of Counseling, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. Received: 10/Aَpr/2011 Accepted: 5/Agu/2011 Please

How to Cite: salehi A, Baghban I, Bahrami F, Ahmadi A. The Effect of Emotion Regulation Training based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Gross Process Model on Symptoms of Emotional Problems, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(2):e93581.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (2); e93581
Published Online: January 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 10, 2011
Accepted: August 05, 2011
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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of two training methods of emotional regulation based on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and gross emotion regulation process model(GERM) in reducing symptoms of emotional problems (depression, anxiety, interpersonal sensitivity and hostility).

Materials and Method: In this semi-experimental study, 45 students who referred to Isfahan university center by themselves, randomly selected between the students who have emotional problems, they randomly assigned into three groups (two experimental and a waiting list group). One of the experimental group received DBT and another on GERM. The data obtained using SCL-90-R and psychological interview (in pre- post test and follow-up).

Results: 1- Both experimental methods reduce interpersonal sensitivity of students. 2- Just DBT reduced depression symptoms. 3- Both experimental methods reduce anxiety symptoms but in DBT, recurrent anxiety symptoms were observed in follow up stage. Also these methods had different effect on anxiety symptoms. 4- None of the above methods could reduce hostility symptoms.

Conclusion: Those findings showed effectiveness of two training methods of emotional regulation on emotion problems. We could use GERM method for intervention in anxiety, DBT method for intervention in depression and both method for intervention in interpersonal sensitivity. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(2): 49-55]

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