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The effect of narrative therapy on resiliency of women who have referred to counseling centers in Isfahan


 Department of Psychology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mahdis Ghandehari,
Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Arghavanie St. Jey Sharghi, St. Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Aim: The aim of this study is the evaluation of the effect of narrative therapy on the resiliency of women referred to counseling centers in Isfahan. Method: The study was quasi-experimental, with pretest, posttest, and control group. The statistical population was women who had marital problems and had referred to counseling centers of Isfahan. At first, by the use of available sampling, three counseling centers of Isfahan were selected. Then, by available random sampling, 30% were selected and were randomly put into two groups of experiment and witness. First, all samples answered to the Connor–Davidson's resilience scale. Then, the experiment group took part in eight 2 h sessions of group narrative therapy. And finally, the posttest of both experiment and control group was performed. To evaluate the data and analyze the results of this study, the analysis of covariance was implemented. Result and Conclusions: Findings have shown that the process of narrative therapy sessions has had a significant impact on the increase of tolerance (P = 0.001). The results of this study can be implemented in increasing of women's resiliency.


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    -  Ghandehari M
    -  Moosavi L
    -  Jazi FR
    -  Arefi M
    -  Ahmadzadeh S
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