Behavioural marital therapy in the treatment of psychological disorders

Halford, W. Kim and Sanders, Matthew R. (1989) Behavioural marital therapy in the treatment of psychological disorders. Behaviour Change, 6 3/4: 165-177. doi:10.1017/S0813483900007531

Author Halford, W. Kim
Sanders, Matthew R.
Title Behavioural marital therapy in the treatment of psychological disorders
Journal name Behaviour Change   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0813-4839
Publication date 1989
Year available 1989
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0813483900007531
Volume 6
Issue 3/4
Start page 165
End page 177
Total pages 13
Place of publication Bowen Hills, Qld
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Language eng
Subject 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
380100 Psychology
380107 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract There is a well established relationship between marital discord and individual psychopathology in family members. This paper reviews evidence relating to patterns of marital interaction related to the co- occurrence of marital discord and three common psychological disorders: depression, alcohol abuse, and childhood conduct disorders. The effects of behavioural marital therapy (BMT) on dysfunctional marital interaction in such cases, and the impact of BMT on individual’s psychological disorders, are evaluated. It is concluded that BMT is often a useful component of treatment in each disorder reviewed. Further it is argued that it is important routinely to assess the relationship context in which these disorders occur. Finally, some of the difficulties and limitations of the application of BMT in cases where the presenting problem is an individual psychopathology are considered.
Keyword Behavioural marital therapy
Behavioral marital therapy
marital interaction
marital discord
alcohol abuse
childhood conduct disorders
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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