Behavioral Marital Therapy: An Evaluation of Treatment Effects Across High and Low Risk Settings

Behrens, Brett C., Sanders, Matthew R. and Halford, W. Kim (1990) Behavioral Marital Therapy: An Evaluation of Treatment Effects Across High and Low Risk Settings. Behavior Therapy, 21 4: 423-433. doi:10.1016/S0005-7894(05)80356-9

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Author Behrens, Brett C.
Sanders, Matthew R.
Halford, W. Kim
Title Behavioral Marital Therapy: An Evaluation of Treatment Effects Across High and Low Risk Settings
Journal name Behavior Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-7894
Publication date 1990
Year available 1990
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0005-7894(05)80356-9
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page 423
End page 433
Total pages 11
Place of publication New York
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
380100 Psychology
380107 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract The present study examined the generalization of treatment effects of a cognitive- behavioral treatment program for marital distress. Following a baseline phase, each of four couples received two phases of marital therapy within a multiple baseline across subject design. The first phase of treatment was behavioral marital therapy (BMT) focusing on communication and problem solving skills. The second phase was cognitive- behavioral marital therapy (CBMT) which focused on conflict management skills in high risk interactive settings at home. Couples’ communication was assessed in a training setting in the clinic and each of two generalization probe settings at home (a low risk and a high risk) setting. The BMT phase produced a clear reduction in communication negativity in the training setting which generalized to both the low and the high risk setting. The CMBT phase produced little additional changes in communication, however, it was associated with changes on a measure of positive and negative partner- referent thoughts.
Keyword generalization
generalisation
behavioral marital therapy
behavioural marital therapy
BMT
communication
cognitive- behavioral marital therapy
cognitive- behavioural marital therapy
CBMT
conflict management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes This is an author version of an article originally published as Brett C. Behrens, Matthew R. Sanders and W. Kim Halford (1990) Behavioral Marital Therapy: An Evaluation of Treatment Effects Across High and Low Risk Settings Behavior Therapy , 21 4: 423-433 doi.org/10.1016/S0005-7894(05)80356-9 Copyright 1990 Elsevier. All rights reserved. Single copies only may be downloaded and printed for a user's personal research and study.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Parenting and Family Support Centre (Triple P) - Publications
 
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