Investigation of the effectiveness of the mindfulness-based group psychological counseling program in couples


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Uzun G., Deniz M. E.

Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Journal, vol.11, no.62, pp.419-432, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 62
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17066/tpdrd.1001726
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.419-432
  • Keywords: Couples, Group Counseling Program, Interpersonal Mindfulness in, Marriage, Marriage

Abstract

© 2021 Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association. All rights reserved.The study aims at the effects of mindfulness-based group counseling programs on interpersonal mindfulness levels. This is an experimental study with experimental and control groups based on the pretest, posttest, and follow-up models. The research consists of couples who are married for at least 1 year and graduated from secondary education in İstanbul. The data of the study were obtained with the mindfulness in marriage scale. A 10-week mindfulness-based psychological counseling program was applied to the experimental group by the researcher. Any training was not given to the control group. Follow-up measurement for the experimental group was performed two months after the posttest. As a result of the research findings, a mindfulness-based psychological group counseling program increased the Interpersonal mindfulness scores of the couples. It is seen that there is a significant difference between the mindfulness pre-test-post-test and pre-test-follow-up test scores of the married couples in the experimental group. However, there is no statistically significant difference between the mindfulness pre-test and post-test scores of married couples in the control group.