The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy and Meta-Cognitive Family Therapy for the Enhancement of Marital Quality among Divorce Seeking Clients

Document Type : Original


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Consultation, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Kurdistan University, Sanandaj, Iran


Objective: This study aimed to reveal  the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy and Meta-Cognitive Family Therapy Methods for Improving the Marital Qualityamong Divorce Seeking Clients. Method: Sixty six clients were selected randomly from multi-site counseling centers. They were assigned, again randomly, to three groups of 22. They all filled a questionnaire (Golombok-Rust, 1998), measuring marital satisfaction. After an 8-session intervention on two groups, all three filled the questionnaire again. Results: The results showed a significant difference between intervention groups and the comparison one, with a relatively equal amount of change among the two family therapy methods employed here. Conclusion: The findings from this the current study showed a considerable and similar effect of mindfulness-based family therapy and meta-cognitive family therapy on the marital quality among divorce seeking clients.


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