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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive self-compassion training on resiliency and self-efficacy female students with GAD.

Method: The present experimental study included pre-test, post-test with the control group design. The statistical population of this study consisted of all female second grade  students of high schools in Izeh city in the academic year of 2015-2016. Screening was conducted and 302 participants completed the Penn State Worry Questionnaires, Then 40 individuals suffering GAD  identified and  were assigned randomly to experimental and control groups. The instruments used in this study was diagnostic interview, resiliency and self-efficacy Questionnaires. The experimental group received self-compassion training for ten 90-minutes sessions. 

Results: Analysis of the data was done using descriptive and inferential tests such as covariance analysis. Experimental group showed significant increase in resiliency (P<0/003) and self-efficacy (P<0/005) after being trained.

Conclusion: Based on the result we can say that cognitive self-compassion training is an important factor in improving resiliency and in self-efficacy of students suffer from GAD.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special