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Table 1 The content of CBT training courses

From: A comparative study of the effectiveness of group-based cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy in reducing depressive symptoms in Iranian women substance abusers

Training courses Session
Welcoming, an overview of the structure of the meetings, laws and the importance of doing it, raised issues in relation to depression, provide information to members about depression, relaxation and cognitive logic, obtaining feedback 1
Educating members about reality and perception, consciousness and the difference between feelings and thoughts, providing homework, getting feedback 2
Review assignments, the second stage of progressive relaxation training to get members thinking about “why they are upset,” training to members on the five cognitive error, providing homework, getting feedback 3
Review assignments, the third stage of progressive relaxation training, training to members on other cognitive errors, learning the techniques of distraction, focusing on an object, providing homework, getting feedback 4
Browsing assignments, the fourth stage of progressive relaxation training, discussion about recent emotional experiences, imagination and role play, sensory awareness training, mental training, providing homework, getting feedback 5
Browsing assignments; discussion about emotional experiences and techniques learned from the past session; acquainting the members with recognition of the fundamental words such as love, success, and perfectionism; training of memory techniques and imagination; providing homework; getting feedback 6
Browsing assignments, discussion about dos and don’ts as one of identification techniques of fundamental schema, investigating the role of cognitive distortions in the creation and persistence of depression, learning techniques to count opinions, delivering assignments, getting feedback 7
Review assignments, summing up the meeting by the therapist and members in the group, donating gifts 8