Investigation into the effectiveness of Acceptance based integrative therapy on marital compatibility and hope in couples diagnosed with Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Consultation, Faculty of Humanities, Boroujerd University, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student of Consultation and Guidance, Azad University, Borujerd, Iran.


Goal: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the acceptance therapy integrative approach on compatibility and hope in couples diagnosed with Obsessive – compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). Method: The statistical population of this study were couples in which one or both partners were diagnosed with OCPD. For the purpose of this study, 20 couples (N=40) with the inclusion criteria were selected through convenience sampling and were equally and randomly assigned intro two groups of experimental and control group (N=20). Participants in both groups were administered two questionnaires as pre-test including, (1) Spenery's marital adjustment questionnaire (1990) and (2) Herth's life expectancy questionnaire (1999), Revised: screening for marital discord. While the participants in control group received no treatment in waiting list, the couples in the experimental group participated in a twelve session- two hours each – ACT-based integrative psycheducational course delivered once a week. After the final session both groups were administered the questionnaires as post-test. Results: The Data was analyzed using Covariance analysis the result of which shows that experimental treatment was effective on improving compatibility and hope in the participants (P<0.01). Conclusion. The finding of this study has some insights for researchers and reactionaries in the field of clinical psychology and family counseling.


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