Master of Science (MS)
Marriage and Family Therapy
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Infidelity is one of the most common presenting problems for couples and marriage therapists. It is widely acknowledged to be a destructive phenomenon for a couple's relationship and is one of the most difficult presenting problems to treat. Treatment models for infidelity vary and have little empirical testing. The purpose of the proposed study was to investigate the client's perspective of the process for healing from infidelity. Additionally, the proposed study looked to qualitatively assess and amalgamate participants' experience of the healing process for infidelity. Themes and relationships among these themes were identified using open, axial, and selective coding processes. These themes include: rebuilding trust, managing emotions, with four sub-themes: a decision to heal, change in perspective, communication, and role of therapy.
Adultery – Treatment; Couples therapy; Marriage counseling; Marital psychotherapy
Counseling Psychology | Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Staples, Jordan Mark, "Couples' Process of Healing from Infidelity While in Therapy" (2012). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1779.
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