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School-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Intervention for Depressive Symptomatology: Intervention for Malaysian Adolescents

posted on 29.06.2020, 14:09 by JO ANNE SAW
Depressive symptoms are often under-emphasised and provided that depressive symptoms may be particularly detrimental, investigations on new approaches of protecting the younger generations are necessary. This study consisted of three studies, which employed a mixed-method approach. Study 1 explores the validation and contextualisation of the CBT treatment module performed by a group of subject matter experts. Meanwhile, Study 2 consisted of a preliminary study of screening using questionnaires, followed by piloting of the treatment module as school-based intervention for adolescents who exhibited elevated depressive symptoms. Following that, Study 3 tested the effectiveness of the intervention module through an experimental design.


Principal supervisor

Tam Cai Lian

Additional supervisor 1

Vanlal Thanzami

Additional supervisor 2

Gregory Bonn

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type