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A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Cognitive – Behavioral Couple Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Couple Therapy in the Couple’s Conflict in the City of Isfahan

Sahar Khanjani Veshki 1 , Abdollah Shafiabady 2 , * , Valiyolah Farzad 3 and Maryam Fatehizade 4
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1 Department of Counseling, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Counseling, School of Psychology and Education Sceince, Allame Tabataba’i University, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Department of Psychology & Counseling, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran,IR Iran
4 Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Education Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, IR Iran
Article information
  • Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: July 2017, 9 (3); e43085
  • Published Online: November 8, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: October 16, 2016
  • Revised: October 31, 2016
  • Accepted: November 1, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/jjhs.43085

To Cite: Khanjani Veshki S, Shafiabady A, Farzad V, Fatehizade M. A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Cognitive – Behavioral Couple Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Couple Therapy in the Couple’s Conflict in the City of Isfahan, Jundishapur J Health Sci. 2017 ; 9(3):e43085. doi: 10.5812/jjhs.43085.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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