Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Therapy on Married Couples' Burnout

Abdolreza Mirzavand, Mousa Riahi, Ali Mirzavand, Mahmoud Malekitabar
2016 Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences  
Couple burnout results from plethora of non-realistic expectations, irrational thoughts, past awareness and understanding of each other's needs and wide difference of couples past expectations and reality. Objectives: The present research was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of solution-focused therapy on couple burnout among couples referred to Shahryar city court for divorce. Materials and Methods: The population included all couples referred to this court during the month of May,
more » ... 14. The sample consisted of 20 couples, who were selected via convenience method and then randomly assigned to two groups for this study. The instrument used in this study was Pines' couple burnout scale. The design of this study was pretest-posttest with a control group. All subjects answered the scale, and then the experimental group received intervention of Solution-focused therapy for eight, ninetyminute sessions. At posttest stage, the two groups answered the scale again. Data of this research were analyzed by the method of multiple covariance analysis. Results: The result of this study showed that solution-focused therapy decreased couple burnout of the experimental group compared with the control group. Conclusions: Solution-focused therapy decreased couple burnout among couple referred to Shahriar city court for divorce.
doi:10.17795/ijpbs-4983 fatcat:m7met5zikbao3e6gr2smnsytry