The Effectiveness of Bowen's style Family Therapy on Increasing the Happiness and Empathy marital of Couples Referring to Isfahan Counseling Center

Document Type : Original Article


1 Master of Family Counseling, Islamic Azad University, Khomeini Shahr, Isfahan, Iran

2 Master student of family counseling, Aras Campus, University of Tehran


Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate The Effectiveness of Bowen,s style Family Therapy on Increasing the Happiness and Empathy of Couples Referring to Isfahan Counseling Centers.
Methods  The research method was semi-experimental pre-test and post-test with a control group. The statistical population consisted of all couples in Isfahan who were referred to the psychological clinics of Isfahan in 2018. Using a suitable sampling method, couples who were referred to psychiatric clinics were selected 30 couples and randomly assigned to two Control groups (n = 15) and an experimental group (n = 15). Data gathering tools were Azrein, Nester & Jones's Couples Happiness Questionnaire(1973), Jolliffe & Farrington's Marital Empathy Questionnaire (2006), and Bowen,s Family Therapy Sessions during the 8 sessions of 60 minutes on the experimental group. Data were analyzed using SPSS-19 software using single-variable covariance analysis.
Results   The results showed that Bowen,s style of Family Therapy increased the couples' happiness and empathy among couples referring to Isfahan counseling centers.
Conclusion  As a result, Bowen family therapy can be used in couples counseling to promote empathy and happiness.


Volume 1, Issue 3
December 2021
Pages 23-31
  • Receive Date: 21 October 2021
  • Revise Date: 07 November 2021
  • Accept Date: 20 November 2021
  • First Publish Date: 20 November 2021