The Process of Change in Couples Therapy: A Qualitative Investigation
couple therapy clients
Open‐ended interviews with 24 couples therapy clients regarding their experience of the process of change revealed shifts in clusters of affect, communication, and cognition. Six additional contextual preconditions for change were also identified. The change process within couples was uniformly reported to be gradual.
Original Publication Citation
*Christensen, L., Russell, C.S., Miller, R.B., & *Peterson, C. (1998). The process of change in couples therapy: A qualitative investigation. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 24, 177-188.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Christensen, Lisa L.; Russell, Candyce S.; Miller, Rick B.; and Peterson, Colleen Margaret, "The Process of Change in Couples Therapy: A Qualitative Investigation" (2007). Faculty Publications. 2536.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences