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Social Psychiatry, Vol.45 No.1 March 2017. -

This paper reports on activities at the Counselling Centre for learning and adjustment difficulties during the period of 2010-2015. During the observation period, 116 clients 63.7% girls were admitted at the

Counselling Centre, aged 12-32 years. The most common reasons for admission were: school and academic failure, anxiety disorders, symptoms of depression and lack of confidence. Patients were treated with cognitive behaviour therapy. The results showed that 68.1% of patients completed their therapy, 24.1 % dropped out of treatment

without providing an explanation and 7.7 % of them were referred to other specialists. The average number of sessions per user was 6. Satisfaction and progress were evaluated using a self-report scale from 0 to 10 and by standardized questionnaires; 75.9 % of clients considered treatment successful. This study indicates that open-door advisory centres at the Department for School and Adolescent Medicine are necessary and effective. If the disorders are recognized early and treatment is initiated on time, it could result in not only better school success but also improve the person’s quality of life and well-being.

Counselling; Young people; Mental health problems; Cognitive; behavioral therapy



Author: Ljiljana Tirić Čihoratić - ; Department for School and Adolescent Medicine, Institute for Public Health „Dr. Andrija Štampa

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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