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azimifar S, fatehizade M, bahrami F, ahmadi A, abedi A. Comparing the Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Marital happiness of dissatisfied couples in isfahan: A Single Subject Research. Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2016; 3 (2) :56-81
URL: http://shenakht.muk.ac.ir/article-1-134-en.html
1- university of isfahan , shirin.azimifar@gmail.com
2- university of isfahan
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The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of cognitive-behavioral couple therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy on marital happiness of dissatisfied couples in Isfahan.The method of this research was single subject design. This study was carried out based on a multiple baseline with an initiation of treatment. Sampling procedure of this study was purposeful. Six couples were randomly assigned in two experimental and control groups. Independent variables were cognitive- behavioral couple therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy that were presented in six sessions. The research instrument was Marital Happiness Questionnaire.Results showed that cognitive-behavioral couple therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy both have increased marital happiness. The results revealed a significant difference between the intervention and baseline situations and also the results of the Repeated Measures Anova showed that there are no significant differences between the impacts of these two therapies on dependent variable.considering these results, couple therapist can use the strategies of theses two approaches to enhance marital happiness of couples especially those who have experienced some kind of dissatisfaction in their relations.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/08/31 | Accepted: 2016/10/1 | Published: 2016/10/1

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