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

@article{Jacobson1993ResearchOC,
  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},
  year={1993},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={
          85-93
        }
}
  • N. Jacobson, M. Addis
  • Published 1 February 1993
  • Psychology
  • Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
This article discusses the outcome and process research on couple therapy and integrates the articles special section "Couples and Couple Therapy" into the discussion. All tested couple treatments show statistically significant effects relative to control groups, but there are no reliable differences between different theoretical models. Moreover, all tested approaches leave substantial numbers of couples unimproved or at least still somewhat distressed. A discussion of the strengths and… 
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