Abstract

This research paper evaluates the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral interventions to reduce the levels of depression among university students. This research was accomplished by the purpose to find out the levels of depression among university students, select and implement the CBT techniques through therapy sessions conducted by a psychologist and evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral interventions to reduce the levels of depression among university students. One student who confirmed her strong written obligation to take part in the intervention program was selected for study. This study helped out to fill up the gap between better adjustment of students through coping strategies and proper application of those strategies. It capitalized on the cognitive abilities of students by providing behavioral interventions which were more realistic rather than imaginary. Psychologist played a vital role in the whole study; select different behaviour modification techniques, implement the CBT techniques through therapy sessions and evaluate the effectiveness of those techniques through post rating. Students’ performance was increased by the use of CBT techniques.