ERIC Number: EJ585233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Therapist Defensiveness and Marital Therapy Process and Outcome.
Waldron, Holly Barrett; Turner, Charles W.; Barton, Cole; Alexander, James F.; Cline, Victor B.
American Journal of Family Therapy, v25 n3 p233-43 Fall 1997
Examines the effect of couple socioeconomic status (SES); pretherapy marital adjustment; and therapist, husband, and wife defensiveness with 22 therapists and 88 couples. Husbands' higher marital satisfaction before therapy was associated with higher adjustment at the end of therapy, and similar results were found for wives. Results suggest that therapist defensive behavior may reflect a style or characteristic of some marital therapists. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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