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Marital psychotherapy; Marriage counseling;


Couple counseling services, a source of hope and assistance for relationships of all types, have become a standard mental health practice available all over the country. These services are being demanded, sought after, and utilized in agencies, within religious settings, and in private practice.

The purpose of this paper will be to describe the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in couple's therapy. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy was selected because it is frequently used to treat couples. Hollen (1998), Janowsky (1999), and Speigler (1998) documented its effectiveness with individuals and couples seeking therapeutic service.

This paper will address problems that develop in the relationships, including how outside influences and thinking and behaving patterns impact many aspects of relationships, especially communication. Possible goals of couple counseling and cognitive-behavioral interventions will be described to help couples develop more satisfying relationships.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Michael D. Waggoner


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