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| Published: March 23, 2017

Comparison of Three Methods of Existential Psychotherapy, Individual, Group and Combined To Increase Marital Satisfaction

Azadeh Mahvelati ,

PhD Student of Counseling at Al-Zahra University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

MahSima PourShahriari ,

Faculty Member of Educational Sciences and Psychology Department of Al-Zahra University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

Bahram Ali Ghanbari Hashem Abadi ,

Faculty Member of Educational Sciences and Psychology Dept. of Ferdowsi University of Mashahad, Mashahad, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

Zohreh Sepehri Shamlou

Faculty Member of Educational Sciences and Psychology Dept. of Ferdowsi University of Mashahad, Mashahad, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.159/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.159

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effectiveness of three: individual group and combined methods of psychotherapy based on the existential approach, in order to compare the increase in marital satisfaction of married women. The method used by the authors of this study was the Single Subject Assessment A-B. The statistical society of this study consisted of married women living in Mashhad’s 9th municipal district of Iran. The study’s sample selection followed a non-random-available method. Study’s tools consisted of demographic questionnaire, cognitive interviews and analog questions. Data analysis was conducted by means of presenting charts and graphs and clinical significance. Investigating the findings of analog questions indicated that combined method of existential psychotherapy is more effective in increasing marital satisfaction than group and individual existential therapy, and that group existential psychotherapy is more effective than individual existential therapy. Also, our follow up investigation, three months after the interventions showed that the effects of combined method of the end of therapy on married women lasted longer than individual and group methods of existential psychotherapy, also the effects of individual method of existential psychotherapy lasted longer than group method of existential therapy.
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Azadeh Mahvelati @ parsianfu@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.159/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.159

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017

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