The Efficacy of Group Cognitive-Behavioral Couple’s Therapy (GCBCT) on the Decrease of Couple Burnout

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1 MA in Counseling,University of Islamic Azad University Science and Research Branch, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Counseling,University of shahid chamran, Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Associate Professor of Counseling,University of Allame Tabataei, Tehran, Iran


Purpose: Couple Burnout is a painful situation of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion which has adverse outcomes such as marital dissatisfaction and finally divorce. Many related researches have been done on this topic both inside the country and abroad. The purpose of this study was to investigate The Efficacy of GroupCognitive-Behavioral Couple’s Therapy (GCBCT), on the decrease of Couple Burnout of couples referred to Counseling Centers in Izeh.
Methods: The research was a quasi-experimental one with a pre- test, post– test, a control group and Follow up period design. The study populations were the couples referred to Counseling Centers (8 Center) with Marital Problems.  To do so, 30Couples who scored one standard deviation below the mean in the CBM, were chosen randomly using sampling method and were divided randomly into experimental group and control group.    The experimental group received 8, 90 minute sessions of Groupcognitive – behavioral Couple’s Therapy whereas the control group did not receive any intervention. After a week, were performed Posttest both the experimental and control groups, and after a month was conducted Follow-up test. Research instruments used in this study were the questionnaires of couple burnout (CBM). Data were analyzed using univariate and Multivariate analysis of covariance statistical methods in SPSS software, version 17.
Findings: Results revealed that after the Cognitive-Behavioral Couple’s Therapy intervention, there was a significant difference between the performance of control and experimental groups (P<0/000), and, cognitive-behavioral couple's therapy (CBCT) leads to reduction of couple burnout and Its component. Effects on various aspects was calculated as follows: Couple burnout 95%, Physical fatigue 49%, Emotional disability, 50% and Mental disability,53%.The results is stable In the follow-up period, Significantly.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that CBCT can be helpful in reducing couple burnout and Its component female and finally improving Family stability.


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