Impact of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) on an Indian Family with Depression – A Clinical Case Study
This study aims to assess the impact of CBT in a family with recent trauma. After a traumatizing incident, how each member of the family cope up with their stress, depends on their mental strength. If not recovered on time, it might further lead to behavioural disorder. To prevent such deterioration, this study adopted a strategic approach in helping the family coping up with this stressful period. After a series of clinical assessments, it was found that the mother had highest level of depression among other family members. Qualitative and quantitative data for this study was obtained through observation, interviews followed by multiple sessions of counselling. Depression was quantified by Beck’s depression inventory (BDI). The combined analysis of data revealed that the impact of CBT significantly is beneficial to the mother who was in extreme depression.
Keywords – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Depression, Recent Mental Trauma, Coping Strategies