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date: 27 February 2020

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This article provides a comparative review of five empirically supported couple therapies: traditional behavioral couple therapy (behavioral marital therapy), cognitive behavioral couple therapy, insight-oriented couple therapy, emotionally focused couple therapy, and integrative behavioral couple therapy. The rationale for development of each treatment is given, with reference to differences from previous treatments. The specifics and typical sequence of interventions associated with each treatment are described. Empirical data on treatment outcomes, predictors of treatment response, and mechanisms of change are summarized for each treatment. Key points of convergence and divergence in approaches to treatment are noted.

Keywords: empirically supported, couple, marital, therapy, integrative, behavioral, emotionally focused

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