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Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy

Neil Jacobson

Traditional Behavioral Couples Therapy (TBCT) is based on a few basic ideas: Simply talking about how you feel and think about problems is not very helpful; rather, doing something about them is what helps. TBCT focuses on changing behavior through communication and problem-solving; you negotiate changes and agree to implement them. Studies have shown that inclusion of a “communication skills” module seems to help improve the effect of treatment. Most partners can learn ways break... more