Comparison of the effectiveness of imagotherapy and emotion-focused couple therapy on couples' psychological well-being Incompatible and involved with your home

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1 PhD. Candidate of Psychology,Mazandaran University, Islamic Azad, Tonekabon, Iran.

2 PhD in Psychology,Associate professor of psychology, University of Mazandaran, Islamic Azad, Tonekabon, Iran

3 PhD in Psychology, Assistant professor of psychology, University of Mazandaran, Islamic Azad, Tonekabon, Iran


Introduction: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of imagotherapy and emotion-focused couple therapy on the psychological well-being of maladaptive and involved couples.
Methods: The method of this study was applied in terms of purpose and in terms of implementation, experimental and in a pretest-posttest design with one control group and two experimental groups. The statistical population of the study consisted of all volunteer couples who responded to the call and were registered by the centers. 
The couple had been referred to a counseling center in Noushahr District 2 in the year 1396 because of their betrayal problems. Thirty-three eligible couples were then randomly assigned to three groups of imagotherapy (11 couples), emotion-focused therapy couples (11 couples) and control groups (11 couples). Sampling method was available. Data were collected by library and field methods. Spanier (1976) Short Form Reef Psychological Well-Being and Marital Incompatibility Questionnaires were used to collect information in the field. Data were analyzed using SPSS.
Results: Considering the higher mean scores of imagotherapy group in posttest, it can be concluded that betrayal was more effective than emotional couple therapy in increasing couples' psychological well-being.
Conclusion: The results showed that there is a difference between the effectiveness of imagotherapy on the psychological well-being of couples involved in infidelity.


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