Cognitive Therapy and Logotherapy Implementation: Case Series on Women Victims of Domestic Violence with Psychotic

Kurniawan Kurniawan, Achir Yani S. Hamid, Herni Susanti, Khoirunnisa Khoirunnisa

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Introduction: Women are vulnerable to domestic violence. Domestic violence triggers a decrease in self-esteem in women, which can lead to mental problems. The purpose of this case series was to describe the implementation of cognitive therapy and logotherapy to women victims of domestic violence with chronic low self-esteem. Case Series: There were four cases of psychotic female clients of domestic violence victims who experienced chronic low self-esteem through Meleis' transitional model approach. They received therapy for four meetings, consisting of logo therapy and cognitive therapy. Chronic low self-esteem was measured using the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale Instrument at pre and post. After receiving therapy, the four clients experienced decreased signs and symptoms of chronic low self-esteem in cognitive, affective, physiological, behavioural, and social. This was influenced by internal factors (low level of education and the length of time the client had a mental disorder) and external factors (still living in the same house with her husband as a perpetrator of domestic violence, reasons for having children, and not having an adequate support system). Conclusion: Implementation of logotherapy can be a bridge in using cognitive therapy to increase self-esteem. Combining these two therapies was quite effective in eliminating cognitive distortions, lowering low self-esteem levels, and helping clients make meaning of their lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-355
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • Chronic low self-esteem
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Domestic violence
  • Logotherapy
  • Women


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