The Relationship Between Stages of Change and Outcome in Couple Therapy
couples, therapy, couples therapy, change in therapy
Individuals who present for couple therapy may not be equally prepared to change. To explore the impact of readiness to change in couple therapy, this study examined the relationship between individual stage of change, dropout, and therapy outcomes in a sample of 469 individuals from 290 couples in marital therapy. Findings indicated that women were more distressed and more motivated to change than men, and that men were more variable in terms of readiness to change. Individual stage of change was unrelated to dropout or outcome.
Original Publication Citation
Tambling, R. B., & Johnson, L. N. (2008). The relationship between stages of change and outcome in couple therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy, 36, 229-241. (DOI) 10.1080/01926180701290941
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Tambling, Rachel B. and Johnson, Lee N., "The Relationship Between Stages of Change and Outcome in Couple Therapy" (2008). Faculty Publications. 2504.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC