Welcome to IBCT
This site has basic information about IBCT, links to IBCT resources for couples, therapists, and researchers, contact information for therapists trained in IBCT, and information about upcoming and past IBCT presentations.
The most recent version of our book for therapists is Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy: A Therapist's Guide to Transforming Relationships. This book describes the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of IBCT, a standard IBCT treatment protocol, and many illustrative examples from couples in treatment.
The most recent version of our book for couples is Reconcilable Differences. It is a self-help book that is intended for couples to read while in therapy. If you are interested in learning more about the research on IBCT, go the Resources page on this web site.
Recent and Upcoming Presentations
|Nov. 17, 2017||Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy||Master Clinician Seminar at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies||San Diego, CA|
|Jan 23-25, 2018||Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy||Three-day workshop for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs||San Antonio, TX|
|March 3, 2018||Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy||One day workshop for the Foundation for the Contemporary Family (register at http://www.anatomyofintimacy.com/)||Irvine, CA|
|July 31-Aug 2, 2018||Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy||Three-day workshop for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs||TBD|
|Aug 9-12, 2018||Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy: Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy||One-day workshop at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association||San Francisco, CA|
In the News
The Couples Doctor
For 35 years, Andrew Christensen has been studying what helps troubled relationships thrive — insights he is now working to share via Internet training and with veterans and their spouses.
Seeking to Pre-empt Marital Strife
Some therapists are creating online self-help programs to reach couples before serious problems set in. Dr. Doss and Andrew Christensen, a psychology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, are recruiting couples to study such a program.
Change Isn't Always Good"It's that notion of change," says Christensen, a psychology professor at UCLA. "And men have the same notion – that once we're married, things will improve." Read more
The Science of A Good MarriagePsychology is unlocking the secrets of happy couples. The myth of marriage goes like this: somewhere out there is the perfect soul mate, the yin that meshes easily and effortlessly with your yang. Read more