Symposium S 7


4B 2nd Floor


- 1:00 pm -2:30 pm


Eman Soliman, Egypt


There are a good number of couple therapy approaches. Few of these have been subjected to the degree of empirical testing necessary to be regarded as being evidence-based. We will explore these approaches to know their theoretical background and demonstrate some of their techniques. The approaches are: 1-Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy (CBCT) is one of the well-known methods in couple therapy which is based on the notion that thoughts influence behaviors and thoughts control feelings and feelings control actions. Therapists try to identify how couples think about problems and help them learn how to change their modes of thinking. 2- Emotional Focused Therapy (EFTC) The model is based on Attachment Theory and proposes that couple distress can be understood in terms of ‘insecure’ attachment styles and difficulties couples experience in understanding and responding to each other’s attachment needs. 3-Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) integrates the goals of acceptance and change as positive outcomes for couples. 4- The Gottman Method of couples therapy was created by the duo John and Julie Gottman. Aims to give couples specific problem- solving skills that enhance the intimacy and friendship between both partners. The client learns to manage the conflicts, rather than trying to fix them.

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