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Brief group intervention using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for depression in college students:  A randomized controlled trial

Dawson Church, PhD, Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine

Midanelle De Asis, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Audrey J. Brooks, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona at Tucson

Citation (APA Style): Church, D., De Asis, M., & Brooks, A. J. (2012). Brief group intervention using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for depression in college students:  A randomized controlled trial. Depression Research & Treatment, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/257172

Abstract

Two hundred thirty-eight first-year college students were assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Thirty students meeting the BDI criteria for moderate to severe depression were randomly assigned to either a treatment or control group. The treatment group received four 90-minute group sessions of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), a novel treatment that combines exposure, cognitive reprocessing, and somatic stimulation. The control group received no treatment. Posttests were conducted 3 weeks later on those that completed all requirements (N = 18). The EFT group (n = 9) had significantly more depression at baseline than the control group (n = 9) (EFT BDI Mean = 23.44, SD = 2.1 vs. control BDI Mean = 20.33, SD = 2.1). After controlling for baseline BDI score, the EFT group had significantly less depression than the control group at posttest, with a mean score in the “non-depressed” range (p = .001; EFT BDI Mean = 6.08, SE = 1.8 vs. control BDI Mean = 18.04, SE = 1.8). Cohen’s d was 2.28, indicating a very strong effect size. These results are consistent with those noted in other studies of EFT that included an assessment for depression, and indicate the clinical usefulness of EFT as a brief, cost-effective, and efficacious treatment.

Keywords: students, depression, group therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), energy psychology.

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