Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy

How can one conduct an effective study of Integrative Behavioural Couples Therapy?

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Train therapists in the community to deliver Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy in a laboratory-based study, and compare treatment outcomes to those obtained with graduate-level therapists.

 

Bring couples into the lab to receive treatment from graduate-level supervised therapists and evaluate change in relationship satisfaction from pre- to post-treatment.

 

Bring couples into the lab to receive either Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy or Emotion Focused Couple Therapy and compare outcomes in the two treatments.

 

Train therapists in the community to deliver Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy and compare the outcomes to couples who receive treatment as usual in the community.

 

 

What surprising finding emerged for couples’ who completed the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) in Rogge and colleagues’ (2014) study of relationship education interventions at UCLA?

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Higher divorce rate at follow-up

 

Marital satisfaction decreased over time

 

Hostile communication was maintained over time

 

Empathy decreased over time

 

Perceived support decreased over time

 

 

Regarding marriage enhancement, or prevention programs, which of the following statements is TRUE?

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A problem with evaluating the outcome research on PREP is that most of the studies did not employ random assignment.

 

There is some preliminary evidence that a variant of PREP (Self-PREP) used in Australia may actually be harmful to high-risk couples.

 

Preliminary evidence indicates that CARE couples are more satisfied than PREP couples at the end of the three-year follow-up.

 

Couples who participate in PREP are better at solving problems and communicating. However, they do not tend to be any more satisfied than non-PREP couples.

 

 

As described in your text, Halford, Sanders, and Behrens (2001) examined the effectiveness of a self-regulation version of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (Self-PREP) for couples at low and high risk for marital distress. Couples either received Self-PREP or a placebo control. Which of the following is an accurate description of the results of this study?

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There was no difference between the Self-PREP and the control conditions for either high or low-risk couples

 

All couples who were administered Self-PREP did much better over time than couples who received the control condition

 

High-risk couples did better when they received the Self-PREP program, but low-risk couples were actually more likely to deteriorate over time if they received the Self-PREP program rather than the control condition

 

Low-risk couples did well regardless of which condition they were in, while high-risk couples did much better if they received the Self-PREP program