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Campus Only Senior Thesis



Reader 1

Stacey Wood

Reader 2

Theodore Bartholemew

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been used to treat a number of mental health conditions such as depression, self-harm, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In group form, it has not yet been explored when it comes to the trans Latine population and suicide prevention. This proposed study uses sociocultural theory as a framework in a quasi-experimental design that will explore how group cognitive-behavioral therapy prevents suicide for trans Latine people. One hundred-eleven trans Latine folk in the Inland Empire will be recruited to participate in this study and will be compensated $3,000. Suicide risk will be measured using the Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS) as well as thematic analysis. Results will indicate that the adminsitration of cognitive behavioral group therapy among trans Latine people will prevent suicidal behaviors. Results will also indicate that the administration of cognitive behavioral group therapy among trans Latine people will foster positive gender-ethnic socialization that mitigates suicide risk. It is vital now more than ever to keep trans folk alive.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.