Title page for ETD etd-04262002-132402

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Walsh, Stephanie Renee
URN etd-04262002-132402
Title Emotion Focused Couples Therapy as a Treatment of Somatoform Disorders: An Outcome Study
Degree PhD
Department Human Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Protinsky, Howard O. Jr. Committee Chair
Denton, Wayne H. Committee Member
Goldston, David Committee Member
Johnson, Scott W. Committee Member
Piercy, Fred P. Committee Member
Prouty, Anne M. Committee Member
  • Couples Therapy
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Emotion focused therapy
Date of Defense 2002-04-25
Availability unrestricted

Sixteen couples in which one of the partners met criteria for Somatoform Disorder or Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder as determined by the SOMS and who scored less than or equal to 101 on the Dyadic Adjustment Scale participated in this study. These couples were randomly assigned to 8 sessions of emotionally focused therapy or to a 12-week wait list condition. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of emotion focused therapy as a treatment of somatoform disorders. Results suggest that the intervention of emotion focused couples therapy (EFT) was not effective in the treatment of somatoform disorders. A significant effect (.023) was found in the increased reporting of symptoms at posttest. Implications for EFT and marriage and family therapy are discussed.

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