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Volume :49 Issue : 2 2021      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Effectiveness of Two Counseling Programs in Reducing the Degree of Social Phobia for a Sample of High Basic Level Students in Dura Schools

Auther : Nabil J. Jondi-Jbara A. Talahmeh

Objective: This study aimed to measure the effectiveness of two counseling programs in reducing the degree of social phobia for a sample of high basic level students in Dura schools. Methods: The social phobia scale was applied to the study sample which consisted of (407) students, the final sample of the study consisting of (30) students was selected and randomly assigned into three study groups, each consisting of (10) students. The first experimental group was given a technological counseling program (virtual reality technology); the second experimental group was given a cognitive behavioral counseling program, while the third group (control group) did not receive any counseling program. Results: There were statistically significant differences between the pretest and posttest scores for the first experimental group and the second experimental group in the favor of posttest, which confirms the effectiveness of the technological counseling treatment and the effectiveness of the cognitive behavioral therapy treatment. And there were statistically significant differences between the first experimental group (technological counseling treatment) and the second experimental group (cognitive behavioral treatment) in the favor of the technological treatment in reducing the symptoms of social phobia. Conclusion: The effectiveness of exposure therapy to virtual reality, as well as the effectiveness of a therapeutic cognitive-behavioral intervention in reducing symptoms of social phobia.
Keywords: Social Phobia, Technological Counseling Program, Cognitive Behavioral Counseling, Virtual Reality.
 

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