Counseling intervention strategies: Their effects on the psychosocial health of HIV/AIDS persons

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Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology Major in Clinical Counseling

Subject Categories

Counseling Psychology


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Filma Brawner

Defense Panel Chair

Carmelita P. Pabiton

Defense Panel Member

Imelda V.G. Villar
Barbara Wong Fernandez
Jose Alberto S. Reyes
Jaime T. Cempron


This study investigates the effectiveness of counseling intervention strategies in reducing stress, anxiety, and feelings of anger and increasing the self-esteem of selected HIV/AIDS persons. This study used the N of 1 or single case research design which is also known as idiographic research design to know how the counseling intervention strategies affected or brought change in the individual client. The subjects were six HIV clients from an HIV institution. Their ages range between 20 to 45 years old. They are of varied socioeconomic status, educational, and occupational classes. The clients chosen were those diagnosed as HIV positive and but do not have symptoms of the infection they carry. They were diagnosed as HIV positive for the last six months to one year. Of the six subjects, two were exposed to Progressive Relaxation and Guided Imagery two subjects, to Progressive Relaxation and Problem-solving Counseling and two subjects, to Progressive Relaxation and HIV Affirmative Counseling. Analysis of test results, as well as observations, revealed that the counseling intervention strategies were effective in reducing stress, anxiety, anger and in increasing the level of self-esteem of the clients six weeks after they went through counseling intervention strategies. The effects were also found to be stable over a period of one more month.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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278 leaves ; 28 cm.


Counseling; HIV-positive persons; Clinical health psychology; Strategic therapy; Feeling therapy; Psychotherapy

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