Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Lebow, J. and Black, D. 2010. Couples Therapy. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Couples therapy is a form of psychotherapy targeting problems within a couple (e.g., two individuals in a committed romantic relationship). Whereas individual psychotherapy focuses on one person and that person's problem areas, couples therapy targets the problems of the couple, whether married or unmarried, heterosexual or homosexual. Couples therapy has emerged as a crucial intervention in mental health due to the growing need for treating couple problems.
- marital distress;