Document Type : Research Paper



This research was conducted to compare individual and conjoint Solution-Focused Therapy on marital conflicts. The research population included all couples referred to Ahvaz Counsel Centers for problem disclosure. The sample consisted of 33 couples (from 150 couples) who were randomly selected. In this study, the individual and conjoint couple therapy is considered as independent variables and marital conflicts as dependent one. The instrument was Marital Conflict Questionnaire. The design of this study was pretest-post test with control group. All subjects answered the questionnaire and then the experimental groups received intervention (during 7 sessions). At post test stage, 3 groups answered the questionnaire again. One-way ANOVA and (HSD) Tukey were used to analysis data. Probable error of α=0.05 was also used to find the significance of the differences. The results showed that individual and conjoint methods reduce the marital conflict among couples in the experimental groups. Sexual relationship was reduced more by individual and financial instruct reduced more by conjoint method. Applying of individual and conjoint methods had no significant difference on reduction of total marital conflicts and other sub-scales.


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