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1- University of Isfahan , z.emadi65@gmail.com
2- Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan
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Background and Aim: The purpose was an investigation of the effectiveness of group narrative therapy on adjustment with parental divorce, resiliency and emotional-behavioral problems of divorced parent’s girls in Isfahan elementary schools. Materials and Methods: The research procedure was quasi-experimental design with pre-test, post-test and control group. The statistical population consisted of all the girls between 7 to 12 years old whose parents were divorce and they were studied in Isfahan elementary schools. 24 girls of divorce that had entrance criteria were selected through availability and assigned into experimental and control groups randomly. Materials were included of The Divorce Adjustment Inventory-Revised Scale, Social Emotional Assets and Resiliency Scale and Child Behavior Checklist. The subjects of experimental group were exposed to group narrative therapy in nine sessions (one 90 minutes session per week). Data analyzed with covariance analysis. Results: Group narrative therapy had significantly affected on the girls’ adjustment with parental divorce, resiliency and emotional-behavioral problems (p<0.05). Conclusion: Group narrative therapy is an effective approach which could reduce children’s negative feelings and beliefs towards their parental divorce and their emotional-behavioral problems. This type of treatment also could increase children’s positive feelings and attitudes towards their parents, their resiliency and it finally lead to increase the girls’ adjustment with parental divorce.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/07/8 | Accepted: 2016/01/2 | Published: 2016/01/2

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