Does learned resourcefulness predict response to cognitive therapy in depressed outpatients?

R. B. Jarrett, D. E. Giles, C. M. Gullion, A. J. Rush

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Thirty-seven unipolar, nonpsychotic, outpatients with major depression were treated with cognitive therapy in an ongoing study designed to identify which depressions respond to cognitive therapy. Pretreatment levels of learned resourcefulness, assessed by Rosenbaum's (1980) Self Control Schedule (SCS), were used to predict response to cognitive therapy (according to the 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression and the 21-item Beck Depression Inventory). Pretreatment SCS scores did not predict response to cognitive therapy according to either measure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-229
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of affective disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1991



  • Cognitive therapy
  • Depressed outpatients
  • Learned resourcefulness
  • Predictors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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