Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 PhD Student in Counseling, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum Planning, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

3 Master's Degree in Family Counseling, Allameh Tabatabai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, Tehran, Iran

10.22034/ijashss.2023.377203.1120

Abstract

Aim: This study aimed to systematically review the effectiveness of Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) on marital adjustment. 
Materials and method: This is a descriptive study, and based on the implementation method, it is considered a systematic review. The statistical population included all articles, studies, projects, and research reports in Persian and English concerning the evaluation and results of the effectiveness of emotion focused therapy on marital compatibility (published in reputable journals).
Results: After reviewing the articles in the databases, 16 studies that met the inclusion criteria were included. The results of data analysis were categorized and presented in the four axes of emotion-focused therapy and the target community, emotion-oriented therapy and the study variables, emotion-focused therapy, educational-therapeutic strategies, considerations, and suggested strategies.
Conclusion: In all studies related to emotion-focused therapy where the main focus of the treatment was marital turmoil, the comparison of adjustment scale scores before and after the treatment of experimental and control groups revealed a significant improvement in marital adjustment.

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