Research on couples and couple therapy: what do we know? Where are we going?

  title={Research on couples and couple therapy: what do we know? Where are we going?},
  author={Neil S. Jacobson and Michael E. Addis},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={61 1},
  • N. Jacobson, M. Addis
  • Published 1 February 1993
  • Psychology
  • Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
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