ACT for Couples in Iran

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APA Citation: 

Honarparvaran, N., Tabrizy, M., Navabinejad, Sh., Shafiabady, A., & Moradi, M. (2010). The efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training with regard to reducing sexual dissatisfaction among couples. European Journal of Social Sciences, 15, 166-172. 

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Empirical
Publication Type: 
Couple therapy, sexual satisfaction, Iran, acceptance and commitment therapy

The present study was done with the aim of determining the efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy training with regard to sexual dissatisfaction among couples. The research plan for this study was pretest, post-test and a control group. The statistical population was chosen among all couples from Shiraz who had called on the state and private consulting centers. Among these, 16 couples (32 people) whose scores on the index sexual satisfaction were less than average were randomly selected. Then they were randomly distributed into the experiment and control groups. The results were indicative of a significant different between the groups regarding the dependent variable. In other words, the approach of acceptance and commitment therapy training exerted an increasing influence on sexual satisfaction in couples. This efficacy was observed more in men. 

This study took place in Iran. While the study employed only a no-treatment control, it indicates an interesting area in need of further study