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Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2018, 5(1): 42-64 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment group therapy on marital distress, marital conflict and optimism in married women visited the counseling center of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation in Kermanshah.
Ahmad Amani
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Aim: The study aimed at determining the effective of acceptance and commitment therapy group intervention on marital distress, marital conflict, and optimism.
Methodology: The study was formed of quasi-experimental design with pretest-posttest and follow-up. 24 married woman with marital problems who visited the counseling center of Imam Khomeini Relef were selected and randomized in to control and experimental group (n=12 for each group) . Research tools werer Marital Satisfaction Inventory -Revised (MSI-R), Marital Conflict Questionnaire-Revised (R-MCQ), and Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R). The experimental group participated in ten ACT group session. After the ending a posttest was carried out in both group. Multivariate ana of covariance (MANCOVA) was performed to analyze the data.
Finding: The findings demonstrate that acceptance and commitment group therapy is effective on marital conflict (P<0.05). marital distress (P<0.05), and optimism (P<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the results, the use of ACT therapy recommended in reduce marital distress, marital conflict and increase optimism.

Keywords: Acceptance and commitment therapy, marital distress, marital conflict, optimism
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/11/16 | Accepted: 2018/04/3 | Published: 2018/04/3
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Amani A. Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment group therapy on marital distress, marital conflict and optimism in married women visited the counseling center of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation in Kermanshah.. Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry. 2018; 5 (1) :42-64
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