Document Type : Research Article (s)


Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Studies, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, IR Iran


Background: In facing with difficult situations some people cannot stand and give up, while others who are called “resilient” stand and solve their problems.
Objectives: This study is a semi-experimental research with pre-test and post-test conducted to investigate the effectiveness of training the components of Redecision therapy on the increase of resilience among female Tehran students.
Patients and Methods: The participants of this study comprised 20 students from third grade high school with low scores in CD-RISC selected by random cluster sampling and randomly assigned into two experimental and control groups of 10. Sessions of Redecision therapy were implemented for experimental group and the control group received no interventions. We used Connor and Davidson resilience scale or CD-RISC (2003). The reliability (the Cronbach’s α) and factor analytic structure of the scale were evaluated.
Results: The reliability obtained was 0.85. The results showed a significance difference between the control group and experimental group (P < 0.01). Training of Redecision therapy has increased the resilience among students.
Conclusions: Redecision therapy help people to identify negative parental messages and make new decisions; we can expect this training improve the resilience among students.