Document Type : Research Article
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management and Psychology, Basir Kosar Abyek Non-Profit Higher Education Institute, Qazvin, Iran
Speech Therapist, Ph.D in General Psychology, Exceptional Education in Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Ph.D. in Health Psychology, Rahman Institute of Higher Education ,Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran
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.