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The Effectiveness of Bownian Group Couple Therapy on Couples' Self-differentiation

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Counseling, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (7), Pages 14-18, July,2 (2013)


This research was a quasi-experimental design with experimental and control groups and through pre-post and follow-up-tests. The sampling method was in convenience and the Sample size was 30 couples. The couples of each group were screened out by General Health questionnaire (GHQ -28); those whose scores were below cut-off point of 23 in totals and beneath 14 in each subscales were divided into two Experimental and control groups by means of random replacement method. The tools were General Health questionnaire (GHQ-28) and Differentiation of Self Inventory (DSI), which their reliabilities were, respectively, 0.62 and 0.88. Each group completed DSI in pre-post & follow-up stages. The Experimental couples participated in Bowenian group couple therapy for 90 minutes-eight sessions per week. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and t-test for independent group. This article is aimed at studying the effectiveness of Bowenian group couple therapy on couples’ self-differentiations from their own families of origin.


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