Hauwau Mukhtar Abdulkarim & Okolie Benedicta Onuegbu
The study investigated the eﬀectiveness of psychosocial counselling technique (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) on juvenile delinquency problem among secondary school students in Sokoto Metropolis. The study adopted Quasi-Experimental Research Design in which pre-test, post-test, control and experimental groups were used. The populations for the study comprised of 7,513 SSS III students in Sokoto metropolis from which a sample of 60 students were selected using two intact classes from two secondary schools purposefully selected for the study. The two hypotheses formulated were analyzed using t-test. An instrument, Juvenile Delinquency Questionnaire (JDQ), was used for data collection. The ﬁndings from the study revealed that, there is signiﬁcant eﬀect of psychosocial counselling technique (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) on juvenile delinquency problem among secondary school students in Sokoto Metropolis. It was therefore recommended that the school counselling oﬃcer should adopt Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) technique in the treatment of students’ psychosocial problem such as juvenile delinquency among the students, and that governmental and nongovernmental agencies should help by creating awareness on the eﬀectiveness of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of behavioural problem in students through public lecture, seminar/workshop and open air campaign.