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The authors evaluated the impact of a brief bullying bystander intervention (STAC) on depressive symptoms among high school students using a randomized controlled design. Results of path analyses provided support for a mediational model in which the intervention was associated with an increase in sense of school belonging, which in turn was associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms. The authors discuss implications for high school counselors and counselors in other settings working with adolescents.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:

Midgett, A. & Doumas, D. M. (2019). The Impact of a Brief Bullying Bystander Intervention on Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Counseling & Development, 97(3), 270-280,

which has been published in final form at by Wiley on behalf of the American Counseling Association. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.