To Compare the Effectiveness of Cognitive - Behavioral Couple therapy, Emotion -Focused couple Therapy on Interpersonal Cognitive Distortions of Couples
Mohsen Vakili, Seyed Ali Kimiaei, Ali Mashhadi, Maryam Sadat Fatehizadeh
This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral couple therapy with emotion-focused couple therapy in reducing interpersonal cognitive distortions between referring couples to Isfahan’s family cultural centers. The present study was carried out according to practical and semi-experimental with pretest-posttest design with control group. Statistical population were included all couples attending the family cultural center of Isfahan with interpersonal cognitive distortions in 2013 and of those 15 couples were divided using convenience sampling and randomly in two groups, a control group and experimental group. Data was collected by interpersonal cognitive distortions scale (Hamamchi, 2005). Then experimental groups were put in 8 sessions (60 minutes), each under emotion-focused couple therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. During this period, the control group did not receive any intervention and post-test was conducted after the end of meetings. Then, they were analyzed using covariance analysis of findings through software SPSS-18. The results of the study confirmed the hypothesis and showed that emotion-focused couple therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy reduces interpersonal cognitive distortions in couples. Results also showed that even cognitive - behavioral therapy was more effective compared with emotion-focused couple therapy in reducing interpersonal cognitive distortions.