What is BEHAVIORAL COUPLES THERAPY?

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n. a form of behavior therapy which accommodates couples in troubled relationships. Mainly, the goal is to instruct couples to work together in eliminating undesirable behaviors and overcoming obstacles.The therapy focuses on interrupting negative interaction patterns which have already been established and replacing them with a more positive exchange through rehearsal, modeling, and feedback.

BEHAVIORAL COUPLES THERAPY: "To include all couples in general, the term marital therapy has been broadened into that of behavioral couples therapy. "

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