Title

The Process of Change in Couples Therapy: A Qualitative Investigation

Keywords

couple therapy clients

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-06-08

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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