Comparison of integrated systemic and emotionally focused approaches to couples therapy.

@article{Goldman1992ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of integrated systemic and emotionally focused approaches to couples therapy.},
  author={Adam Goldman and Larrie Greenberg},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={962-9}
}
This study compared couples receiving two marital therapy approaches and a control group over a 10-week treatment period. Integrated systemic therapy (IST) and an emotionally focused approach (EFT) were both found to be superior to the control and to be equally effective in alleviating marital distress, facilitating conflict resolution and goal attainment, and reducing target complaints at termination. IST couples, however, showed greater maintenance of gains from termination to 4-month follow… CONTINUE READING