عنوان مقاله [English]
Pre-marriage counseling and helping marriage candidates to find their appropriate mate is part of services that undertaken by specialists and master experts qualified and active in the field of family counseling and family therapy. Some psychologists and psychiatrists, however, who have been trained by a systemic approach and have been supervised and guided in the fields of family, group, couple or marriage therapy by family counselor and family therapist specialists can also undertake this duty and they have proved to be eligible. Unfortunately, during past years it has been observed that those organizations active in the field of this type of services, such as Universities of Medical Sciences and Police, employ experts not qualified for such an important and vital duty such as pre-marriage counseling and divorce prevention intervention. It can be warned that such processes are unethical and can be counted as influential elements in the increase on marital life disruptions and increasing the occurrence of divorce, it can be interpreted as antisocial actions or considered as ineffective and absurd steps. Therefore, it is necessary for the Psychology and Counseling Organization of I. R. Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran Welfare Organization and universities to solve these issues in order to eliminate immoral actions.