ERIC Number: EJ718339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 53
The Bodenmann Couples Coping Enhancement Training (CCET): A New Approach to Prevention of Marital Distress Based upon Stress and Coping
Bodenmann, Guy; Shantinath, S. D.
Family Relations, v53 n5 p477-484 Oct 2004
We describe a distress prevention training program for couples and three empirical studies that support its effectiveness. The program, Couples Coping Enhancement Training (CCET), is based both upon stress and coping theory and research on couples. In addition to traditional elements of couples programs (e.g., communication and problem-solving skills), the CCET also addresses individual and dyadic coping in promoting marital satisfaction and reducing marital distress. The CCET enjoys good consumer acceptance. Outcome results indicate that, in addition to acquiring relationship skills, participants experienced reduced martial distress and increased marital satisfaction, even among couples who have been in long-standing relationships where dissatisfaction exists.
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