Comparison of the Effectiveness of Brief Self-Regulation Couple Therapy and Spirituality Therapy on Social Perspective Taking Mothers with Intellectually disabledChildren

Document Type : Research Article

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management and Psychology, Basir Kosar Abyek Non-Profit Higher Education Institute, Qazvin, Iran

2 Speech Therapist, Ph.D in General Psychology, Exceptional Education in Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Ph.D. in Health Psychology, Rahman Institute of Higher Education ,Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran

Abstract

An intellectually disabled child has some negative effects on parents' mental health. Social Perspective-taking is one of the variables that affects mothers of intellectually disabled children. The present study aims to compare the effectiveness of Brief Self-Regulation Couple Therapy and spiritual therapy on the social perspective-taking of mothers with the intellectually disabled children. This was an experimental study with a pretest-posttest design and a control group. The statistical population consisted of all mothers with intellectually disabled students in Tehran 14th district, selected by simple random sampling and w divided into three Brief Self-Regulation Couple Therapy (n = 10), spirituality therapy (n = 10) and control (n = 10) groups.The data collection tool was Mohagheghi et al.’s Social Perspective-Taking Scale (2016). The data were analyzed through descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis of covariance and SPSS-24 statistical software. Analyzing the data showed that both methods of Brief Self-Regulation Couple Therapy and spiritual therapy, affect the social Perspective-taking of mothers with intellectually disabled children. In addition, the results of comparing the two methods showeded that spirituality therapy is more effective than Brief Self-Regulation Couple Therapy on the social Perspective-taking of mothers with intellectually disabled children. Regarding the effectiveness of Brief Self-Regulation Couple Therapy, both methods can be used to improve Mothers' social Perspective-taking with intellectually disabled children.

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 07 February 2021
  • Receive Date: 19 October 2020
  • Revise Date: 21 January 2021
  • Accept Date: 30 January 2021