Date of Award
Ph.D. in Psychology
University of Mississippi
Graduate students report to experience distress at high rates. Research suggests that self-care behaviors such as sleep exercise and mindfulness practice can helpful for mental health and wellbeing. The current study examined the effectiveness of a brief Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based intervention on increasing self-care behaviors in distressed graduate students at the University of Mississippi (N=7). The intervention was delivered in three 60-minute individual sessions. The effects of the intervention were examined using a concurrent multiple baseline across participants design. Results indicated that five out of seven participants showed increases in self-reported self-care behaviors after the start of the intervention and three maintained their gains in the post-intervention period. Implications of these findings for distressed graduate students are discussed.
Jacobson, Emily Hannah Katt, "A brief acceptance and commitment therapy based intervention for distressed graduate students" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1747.