Resources

Currently, there are books on IBCT for couples and therapists, both of which you will find listed below along with a link to an external website which sells each book. Additionally, there is a growing body of empirical literature demonstrating the effectiveness of IBCT which consists primarily of journal articles published in peer reviewed journals. These journal articles are listed below along with links to Adobe Acrobat formatted copies of each which are available for download.

 

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.

Research on IBCT:

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Atkins, D. C., Berns, S. B., George, W., Doss, B., Gattis, K., & Christensen, A. (2005). Prediction of response to treatment in a randomized clinical trial of marital therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 893-903.

 

Atkins, D. C., Eldridge, K., Baucom, D. H., & Christensen, A. (2005). Infidelity and behavioral couple therapy: Optimism in the face of betrayal. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 144-150.

 

Baucom, B., Atkins, D., Simpson, L., & Christensen, A. (2009). Prediction of Response to Treatment in a Randomized Clinical Trial of Couple Therapy: A 2-Year Follow-Up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 160-173.

 

Baucom, K. J. W., Sevier, M., Eldridge, K. A., Doss, B. D., & Christensen, A. (2011). Observed communication in couples two years after integrative and traditional behavioral couple therapy: Outcome and link with five-year follow-up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 565-576.

 

Christensen, A., Atkins, D. S., Berns, S., Wheeler, J., Baucom, D. H. & Simpson, L. E. (2004). Traditional versus Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy for Significantly and Chronically Distressed Married Couples, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 176-191.

 

Christensen, A., Atkins, D. C., Yi, J., Baucom, D. H., & George, W. H. (2006). Couple and individual adjustment for two years following a randomized clinical trial comparing traditional versus integrative behavioral couple therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 1180-1191.

 

Christensen, A., Atkins, D. C., Baucom, B., & Yi, J. (2010). Marital Status and Satisfaction Five Years Following a Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Traditional Versus Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 225-235.

 

Cordova, J. V., Jacobson, N. S., & Christensen, A. (1998). Acceptance versus change interventions in behavioral couple therapy: Impact on couples' in-session communication. Journal of Marriage & Family Counseling, 24, 437-455.

 

Doss, B. D., Thum, Y. M., Sevier, M., Atkins, D. C., & Christensen, A. (2005). Improving relationships: Mechanisms of change in couple therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 624-633.

 

Jacobson, N. S., Christensen, A., Prince, S. E., Cordova, J., & Eldridge, K.(2000). Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy: An acceptance-based, promising new treatment for couple discord. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68 (2), 351-355.