Management of emotional and behavioural problems among school going adolescents: baseline-post intervention and follow-up analysis
Keywords:Adolescence, relaxation therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, intermodal therapy.
AbstractBackground: Adolescence is one of the crucial phase with its numerous and exceptional characteristics along with some issues in an individual’s life. During the period of adolescence emotional and behavioral problems are a common concern for parents as well as mental health practitioners. Methodology: Aim: The present study aims to overcome or minimize the level of emotional and behavioural problems as well as stress symptoms in the school going adolescents with the help of a therapeutic package which combine relaxation and cognitive behaviour therapy, with intermodal therapy (RCBTI Therapy). Sample: By using purposive sampling technique a total of 10 participants were selected. Further these 10 participants were divided equally into experimental and control group. Tools: Youth Self Report and Stress Inventory have been used. Thereafter the experimental group was given the therapeutic intervention for approximately 21 sessions, twice a week. Each session was of 45-60 minutes duration. Tailor made therapeutic intervention was conducted in which sessions of relaxation therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and intermodal therapy as per requirement of the adolescents were included. Result and Conclusion: The present study concludes that with the help of the therapeutic package which combine relaxation therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and intermodal therapy (RCBTI Therapy) participants demonstrated adolescent group of adolescent participants improvement with regard to their stress level and reduce in various emotional and behavioural problems such as attention problems, somatic complains, social problems, rule-breaking behaviour, and aggressive behavior and also maintain at follow-up assessment as compared to control group.
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