| Published: March 23, 2017
Comparison of Three Methods of Existential Psychotherapy, Individual, Group and Combined To Increase Marital Satisfaction
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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© 2017 Mahvelati A, Shahriari M, Abadi G, Shamlou Z
Received: February 23, 2017; Revision Received: March 19, 2017; Accepted: March 23, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017