Volume 1, Issue 9 (6-2018)                   Iranian Journal of Educational Sociology 2018, 1(9): 91-103 | Back to browse issues page

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Farahani F, Dokanei fard F, Delavar A. Comparison of the effectiveness of coupled communication imaging therapy (imago therapy) with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on the mental health of couples. Iranian Journal of Educational Sociology. 2018; 1 (9) :91-103
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1- Ph.D. Student, Consultation Group, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Research Branch, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Consultation Group, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Consultation, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen Branch, Tehran, Iran
3- Full Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran
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Purpose: Most couples face communication problems in their marital life. Disturbing relationships have devastating effects on their physical and social performance. Methodology: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of communication imaging therapy (IMG therapy) with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on the mental health of couples. Method: The research method was semi-experimental with pre-test, after-test, control and follow-up two months. The statistical population of this study consisted of all couples referring to counseling centers located in 6th district of Tehran in 1965-96. By using available sampling, 90 people were randomly selected and randomly assigned to three groups of 30 people. They responded to the Mental Health Questionnaire in three stages (Goldberg, 1972). The groups received 8 sessions of Ninety-minute training in association with treatment and admission therapy (ACT), and did not receive an interventional control. Findings: The results showed a significant decrease in the mental health score in the experimental group compared with the control group in the post-test and follow up stage. Since the implementation of the intervention training of communication imaging therapy therapy (EMG) with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) Mental health of couples is influential. Discussion: these couple therapy approaches can be used as a useful strategy for creating coherence and creating a conscious relationship to the interaction of mental elements to improve couples' relationships.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/06/29 | Accepted: 2018/06/29 | Published: 2018/06/29

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