The Effectiveness of Care Program Training Basedon Halford Guidelines on Intimacy and Trust of Couple Referred to Counseling Centers in areaof Isfahan

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of Economics & Social Sciences

2 MS in Counseling and family


The purpose of this paper is to affect and enhance the Training Couple Care Program (CARE) based on Halford’s instructions that impact the emotional relationships of couples who have visited the counseling centers of Isfahan. Method: The research methodology of this paper is semi-experimental divided into two groups of experiment and control with 16 participants in each group. The statistical population of this research included all couples who have visited the counseling centers of Isfahan in the first 6 months of 2021 and they have participated in 7 sessions of the training program which each session took 90 minutes. To achieve the purposes, this research utilizes Alavi’s questionnaire. For the content validity of the questionnaires, this research utilizes experts’ propositions. Findings represent that the Training Approaches of the Couple Care Program (CARE) affect the intimacy, emotional, supportive, and aggressive behaviors, and trust of couples.

Conclusion: the beliefs and expectations of couples affect the perception of couples, marital life, marital relationships, interactions, and marital communication; in a way that can form stable relationships between couples or lead intense love to divorce; which can be improved with the help of rich programs like CARE couple care program, communication, and care in couples