July 29, 2016 12:20 - 13:50

Effect of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) on Self-esteem of Prostitutes : single-subject design

[Speaker] Mirenayat, Parvin:1
[Co-author] Abedi, Mohammadreza:2, Izadi, Razieh:3
1:Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Khorasgan (Isfahan), Isfahan, Iran (Iran), 2:Department of Consultation, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran (Iran), 3:none (Iran)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy on self-esteem of prostitutes. The participants were one married and one divorced females. The method of this study was single-subject with A-B design. The baseline was consisted of 3 sessions and the intervention was consisted of 16 sessions twice a week. Also Two follow-up were applied 15 days and one month after 16th session. Coopersmith self-esteem inventory (Coopersmith, 1967) was used to collect data. The data were analyzed using visual analysis and descriptive statistic indicators. The findings showed that the intervention was effective on increase of self-esteem in the second participant while the first participant showed no difference.Considering low self-esteem among female prostitutes, using Functional Analytic Psychotherapy to increase their self-esteem is recommended.
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