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Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy: Where Acceptance is Key

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
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Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy: Where Acceptance is Key“There are two sides to every story.” This timeless saying couldn’t be truer when it comes to conflict in a relationship.

In fact, it’s how couples therapists Andrew Christensen, Ph.D, and the late Neil Jacobson, Ph.D, start off their 2002 book Reconcilable Differences. Well, actually, they share a third side: their objective take on a couple, which usually includes some truth from both stories.

In the late 1990s, Christensen and Jacobson developed a type of couples therapy called integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), which combines techniques from behavioral couples therapy with new strategies to cultivate acceptance.

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Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy: Where Acceptance is Key

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  1. Objectivity is the key. Often enough 2 people in the relationship look at the same problem at a different angle. No matter how much they fight everyone keeps their opinion on the subject. That is a reason a professional psychiatrist is necessary to see the problem objectively. Thanks for the post.

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