22. The Efficacy of Evidence-Based Couple Therapy

  1. Patricia Noller2 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas3
  1. Peter Howell

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch22

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Howell, P. (2012) The Efficacy of Evidence-Based Couple Therapy, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. LDS Family Services, 1st Floor, 1027-1029 High Street, Armadale, Victoria, 3143, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • efficacy of evidence-based couple therapy;
  • evidence-based practice and efficacy;
  • couple therapy and relationship functions, outcomes;
  • parental conflict, risk factors for conduct disorders, depression;
  • controlled treatment trials;
  • emotionally-focused couple therapy (EFCT);
  • managed-care models, health service delivery;
  • CBCT, IBCT, EFCT, efficacy, and lower relapse rates;
  • self-perpetuating negative cycles, developing in couples;
  • APA Presidential Task Force

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Couple Therapy and Relationship Functions and Outcomes

  • What is Evidence-Based Practice and Why is it Important?

  • Common Factors among Different Couple Therapies

  • Is Couple Therapy Effective?

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy (CBCT)

  • Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT)

  • Conclusion

  • References