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JOEC 2018, 18(2): 39-54 Back to browse issues page
Comparing Emotionally Focused Therapy Training with Short-Term Self-Regulation Couple Therapy in Enhancing Dyadic Coping Strategies and Cognitive Emotion Regulation of Parents of Children with Disabilities
Omid Isanejad Dr * , Somaie Ramezani Ms
Univesrsity of Kurdistan
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Introduction: By improving the couples’ skills in coping with stresses, couple's psycho-education can enhance the couples’ coping strategies and cognitive emotion regulation particularly in parenting of disabled children. The present study was aimed at comparing the effect of trainings based on emotional focused couple therapy (EFCT) and brief self-regulatory couple therapy (SRCT) on cognitive emotion regulation and marital coping strategies among parents with disabled children.

Materials and methods: The present study was semi-experimental with a pretest, a posttest, and follow up with a wait-list group. The population of study included all parents with mentally handicapped children in Qorveh, Iran. The participants consisted of 41 couples who were randomly assigned into 2 experimental groups (12 couples went through emotional focused couple therapy and 14 couples experienced brief self-regulatory couple therapy) and a wait-list group (15 couples). The experimental groups were provided with 2 training methods based on emotional focused couple therapy (EFCT) and brief self-regulatory couple therapy (SRCT) once a week for 10 and 8 sessions, respectively. The data collected through Bowman’s Marital Coping Inventory (MCI) and Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) were analyzed using mixed MANOVA.

Findings: The results of the study showed that emotional focused couple therapy and experienced brief self-regulatory couple therapy based trainings led to an increase in the experimental groups’ scores on cognitive emotion regulation and marital coping strategies compared to the control group. The results of follow-up showed that the effectiveness of the two interventions lasted after one month. In comparing emotional focused couple therapy and brief self-regulatory couple therapy, it can be stated that the latter was more effective.

Conclusion: The results of the present study present useful information on cognitive emotion regulation and marital coping strategies and how to change and improve them. Therefore, emotional focused and self-regulation methods can be utilized in order to improve marital coping strategies and cognitive emotion regulation and reduce marital conflicts.

Keywords: Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Short-Term Self-Regulation Couple Therapy, Dyadic Coping Strategies, Cognitive Emotion Regulation.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/06/4 | Accepted: 2018/05/26 | Published: 2018/09/24
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Isanejad O, Ramezani S. Comparing Emotionally Focused Therapy Training with Short-Term Self-Regulation Couple Therapy in Enhancing Dyadic Coping Strategies and Cognitive Emotion Regulation of Parents of Children with Disabilities. JOEC. 2018; 18 (2) :39-54
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فصلنامه کودکان استثنایی Journal of Exceptional Children
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