Effectiveness of the Combined Emotion-Focused and Solution - focused Therapy on the Anger and Marital Adjustment of the Women with Marital Conflicts

Document Type : Original Article


1 Master of Rehabilitation Counseling, Mohaghegh Ardabili University

2 Master of School Counseling, Allameh Tabatabai University

3 PhD in Counseling, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran


The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a combination of emotion-oriented and solution-oriented therapy on anger and marital Adjustment in women with marital conflict. This study was applied in terms of purpose and semi-experimental data collection method with pre-test and post-test design with a control group. The statistical population included women with marital conflicts in Tehran in2019. Thirty women with marital conflicts were selected by purposive sampling method and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The experimental group underwent 10 sessions of combined emotional and pathological therapy for two and a half months, while the control group did not receive the present intervention. The questionnaires used in this study included Marital Conflict Questionnaire, Anger Control Questionnaire and Marital Adjustment Questionnaire. The data were analyzed by analysis of covariance. The results showed that the combination of emotion-oriented and solution-oriented therapy on anger management(P 000 0001; Eta = 0.41; F = 12.71) and marital adjustment(P 000 0001; Eta = 0.45; 15.25 F)Women are affected. Considering the significant effect of combination therapy based on emotion and solution, it is recommended to use this combination therapy in order to improve marital adjustment and anger of women with marital conflicts.