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Current status and future directions in couple therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16318598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Couple therapy research affirms that various approaches to couple treatment produce statistically and clinically significant improvement for a substantial proportion of couples in reducing overall relationship distress. Recent studies have extended these findings in indicating the effectiveness of couple-based interventions for a broad range of coexisting emotional, behavioral, or physical health problems in one or both partners. In contrast to these encouraging results, research also indicates that a sizeable percentage of couples fail to achieve significant gains from couple therapy or show significant deterioration afterward. Research on processes of change and predictors of treatment outcome in couple therapy provides preliminary evidence regarding factors potentially contributing to variable treatment response. The chapter concludes with 12 recommendations regarding future directions in couple therapy research and clinical training.
Authors:
Douglas K Snyder; Angela M Castellani; Mark A Whisman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of psychology     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0066-4308     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu Rev Psychol     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-01     Completed Date:  2006-03-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372374     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4235, USA. d-snyder@tamu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anxiety Disorders / psychology,  therapy
Couples Therapy / methods*,  trends*
Forecasting
Health Status
Humans
Interpersonal Relations
Mood Disorders / psychology,  therapy
Pain / psychology,  therapy

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