Promoting the Mental Health of Adolescents through Cognitive Behavior Group Therapy and Family Psychoeducation

Maria Veronika Ayu Florensa, Budi Anna Keliat, Ice Yulia Wardani, Ni Made Dian Sulistiowati

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effects of cognitive behavior group therapy (CBGT) and family psychoeducation (FPE) in promoting and maintaining adolescent mental health. This quantitative study used a quasi-experiment method, pre- and post-testing with a control group design. A total of 86 adolescents were selected using the purposive sampling method and allocated into two groups that were administered different types of intervention. The first intervention group was provided with mental health education and adolescent developmental stimulation only, which was carried out with individual exercises of stimulation. The second intervention group was provided with mental health education and adolescent developmental stimulation in addition to CBGT and FPE. A mental health continuum short-form questionnaire was used to determine mental health scores. The results showed that most of the adolescents received flourishing mental health scores. These scores significantly increased after receiving mental health education and developmental stimulation, as well as CBGT and FPE. Our results indicate that mental health education and developmental stimulation can be used to promote and maintain good mental health. CBGT and FPE can be used not only to treat mental health problems but also to promote flourishing mental health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-276
Number of pages10
JournalComprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
Volume42
Issue numbersup1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • cognitive behavior group therapy
  • family psychoeducation
  • mental health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Promoting the Mental Health of Adolescents through Cognitive Behavior Group Therapy and Family Psychoeducation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this