Common Factors in the Enhancement of Dyadic Coping

Guy Bodenmann, Ashley Randall

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Abstract

Stress and coping are important constructs in understanding the dynamics of close relationships. Couple therapy and marital distress prevention approaches have become increasingly focused on these variables to gain knowledge of how stress and coping may impact the quality and stability of close relationships. In this paper, we outline couple's coping enhancement training (CCET) and the coping-oriented couple's therapy (COCT); both, couple interventions derived from stress and coping research. We address specific features of each approach and report data on their efficacy and effectiveness. We also examine both the common and specific factors that may play a role in the effectiveness of these approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-98
Number of pages11
JournalBehavior Therapy
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • Common factors
  • Coping
  • Couple therapy
  • Dyadic coping
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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