Problem solving skills training for marital couples: an evaluation of a weekend training format
Farris, Darrell Webster
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The purpose of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of a weekend problem solving skills training program for marital couples. Couples were assigned to an experimental group (N = 7 couples) or to a control group (N = 7 couples) on the basis of their weekend schedules. The experimental group couples received twelve hours of problem solving skills training during one weekend while the control group received no training. Results indicated that the experimental group, as compared to the control group, significantly increased in problem solving bility and in general communication style. No posttest differences were found between the two groups in marital satisfaction. Discussion entered on the advantages of being able to offer skills training to couples in a convenient weekend format.