Date of Award

Summer 2022

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation


Educational Leadership and Policies

First Advisor

Ryan G. Carlson


Sexual minority individuals are at higher risk of mental health concerns than heterosexual individuals due to the impacts of minority stress. Previous counseling interventions for sexual minority individuals have focused on pathology and reducing negative symptoms. However, there is a need for more empirical counseling interventions that address these disparities from a positive psychology perspective. Utilizing a multiple baseline single case research design, the current study examined the impact of a wellbeing therapy protocol for improving the psychological well-being and decreasing depressive symptoms for three sexual minority individuals. There was no functional relationship observed for the Well-Being Therapy protocol on psychological well-being or depressive symptoms in the current study. Discussion of the findings and implications for future research are discussed.


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