Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - Public Access

Degree Name

Psy.D. Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Academic Discipline

Clinical Psychology

First Advisor

Bradley Olson

Second Advisor

Tiffeny Jimenez

Third Advisor

Judah Viola


Depression is a prominent issue in mental health. This research will attempt to improve the quality of available therapies by offering additional helping options and introducing a new perception of depression. Different fields (psychology, quantum mechanics, and Kabbalah) have been integrated with data collection through personal interviews to support the research hypothesis. The subject sample consisted of five people with Kollel experience or similar educational experience in the present or in the past. All participants were orthodox Jewish men, 30 years old or older, married with children, with a high level of education. Participants presented attitudes, life conduct, and perceptions similar to those predicted by the theoretical part of the research: mainly the positive correlation between the quantum consciousness (QC) awareness and mental resiliency, including the effective use of QC awareness to cope with depression triggers. It seems that the correlation between interview findings and data collected in the literature review supports the hypothesis that QC awareness has a significant counter-effect on depression and can serve as a base for a therapy method to be used to help people suffering from depression.