Integrative treatments and couple therapy: Comparison of the effectiveness of integrative approaches, therapy emotionally focused couple therapy and therapy integrative behavioral couple therapy on forgiveness in couples with marital conflict

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1 Department of Psychology. Faculty of Humanities. Islamic Azad University Boroujerd, Lorestan

2 Assistant Professor, Depatment of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, lorestan University, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Depatment of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Bourjard Branch, Iran


Emotion focused couple Therapy and therapyIntegrative behavioral couple therapy are Integrative treatments that has a focused on the negative cycles of interaction caused from deep emotional vulnerability. The current research administrated aim to Comparison of the Effectiveness of Approaches TherapyEmotionally focused couple therapy and TherapyIntegrative behavioral couple therapy in forgiveness in Couples with marital conflict. The statistical population of the study included all couples referring to Ahvaz city Mehrvaran Psychological Clinic. The research sample was selected using purposeful sampling method, which included 6 couples (12 persons) from the Couples referred to the clinic, which according to the marital adjustment questionnaire score were distributed among the distracted couples. Non-congruent multiple baseline experimental single case study was used as the method of the present study. The emotion focused couple Therapy and TherapyIntegrative behavioral couple therapy Protocol was carried out Two to four stages of the base line of intervention, 16 session treatment of 60 minutes and 2 month follow-up by using the Marital offence-specific Forgiveness Scale(Paleari, Fincham,Regalia,2009) evaluated. Data analyzed with visuals inspection, improvement percentage and reliable change index (RCI) strategies. Results showed that emotion focused couple Therapy efficacy more than TherapyIntegrative behavioral couple therapy on the Forgiveness variables. The rate of improvement of the conflicting couples's emotion focused group in the Forgiveness variable in the post-treatment and follow-up stage was 47.14 and 48.94 and in the Integrative Behavioral group in the post-treatment and follow-up stages of 35.40 and 35.92 percent. The explanation of the findings suggests that emotion focused couple Therapy efficacy more than TherapyIntegrative behavioral couple therapy in Magnitude, Universally and stability of changes.


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