:: Volume 8, Issue 1 (Vol.8, No.1,Spring 2020) ::
J Neyshabur Univ Med Sci 2020, 8(1): 60-76 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Group Counselling based on Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) on Internalized Shame in Women Affected by Marital Infidelity (One-Month Follow Up)
Reza Davarniya * 1, Kianoush Zahrakar , Esmail Asadpour , Farshad Mohsenzadeh , Abdurrahim Kasaee Esfahani
1- , rezadavarniya@yahoo.com
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Introduction The present research was conducted by the aim of investigating the effectiveness of group compassion-focused counseling on internalized shame among women affected by marital infidelity. Materials and Methods The present research was a semi-experimental study which was conducted by pretest-posttest and follow-up with control group. The research population included all the women affected by marital infidelity referring to Rastin, Aram, Taranom, and Baran psychological and counselling services centers in Gorgan, Iran, in 2019. The research sample composed of 24 women who were selected by purposeful sampling method and were assigned into experiment and control groups by random assignment method (12 subjects per group). The data gathering tool was Cook’s Internalized Shame Scale (1993) which was completed by the subjects of both groups in pretest, posttest and one-month follow up stages. Group compassion-focused therapy was provided in 13 120-minute sessions for participants of the experiment group. The data were analyzed by variance analysis test with repeated measures in SPSS24. Results The results of variance analysis with repeated measures showed that group compassion-focused counseling led to decrease in internalized shame in the subjects of the intervention group in posttest and follow up stages. Moreover, the therapeutic intervention exerted a positive and significant effect on the components of internalized shame (shyness, self-esteem) (p < 0.01). Conclusion Results of the present study confirmed the effectiveness of compassion-focused therapy on reducing internalized shame in women affected by marital infidelity.
Keywords: Extramarital Relations, Shame, Women, Marriage
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Clinical Psychology
Received: 2019/11/9 | Revised: 2020/05/10 | Accepted: 2020/02/8 | Published: 2020/05/10 | ePublished: 2020/05/10


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