International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 23 Num. 3 - October 2023


Effectiveness of ACT Group Therapy, DNA-V Model on Emotion Regulation, Social and Academic Skills of Adolescents

Volume 23 Num. 3 - October 2023 - Pages 291-300


Ahmadi Beni, Maliheh , Izadi, Razieh , Mirzaamiri, Atieh


The most dramatic change in an adolescent's life is the emotional change. They will suffer socially and academically without regulation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) group therapy on adolescents' emotions, interpersonal skills, and academic performance. According to research, low-and middle-income families have a higher rate of mental disorders in adolescents. A total of 122 participants were selected from low-, middle-, and high-income families. Randomly, the participants were divided into two groups: Control and Intervention. Ten sessions of ACT group therapy were performed for intervention group. The results showed that ACT group therapy had a significant effect on emotion regulation skills of adolescents. The results of this study showed that no statistical changes were seen in the control group but in the treatment group an improvement in social and academic skills and emotion regulation can be seen in participants from all social strata. This study has shown that the treatment based on ACT was effective in improving social and academic skills, and especially on emotion regulation in adolescents.

How to cite this paper
Ahmadi M, Izadi R, & Mirzaamiri A (2023). A Forensic Interview Protocol for Adult Sexual Assault: Content Validity and Consumer Acceptability. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 23, 3, 291-300

Key words:

academic skills, ACT group therapy, adolescents, emotion regulation skills, social skills

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