Cognitive-behavioural couple therapy after an affair: Two casuistic contributions Academic Article uri icon


  • According to epidemiological studies, extramarital affairs are frequent events in marriages. The discovery of an affair often massively affects the relationship. Usually, both partners suffer from serious discomfort such as sense of guilt and depression. Thus, infidelity is a commonly presented problem in couple therapy. Yet, despite the significance for couples and clinicians, empirical data on the evaluation of treatments are rare. On the basis of two cases, the procedure of the cognitive behavioral couple therapy according to Gordon et al. is described [Gordon, Baucom and Snyder: An integrative intervention for pomoting recovery from extramarital affairs. J Mar Fam Ther 2004;31:9-13]. The conditions and limitations of that approach are discussed. 2007 S. Karger GmbH.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kroeger, C., Vasterling, I., Schuetz, K., Plack, K., Gordon, K. C., Baucom, D. H., & Snyder, D. K.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Kroeger, Christoph||Vasterling, Ilka||Schuetz, Kristina||Plack, Kristin||Gordon, Kristina C||Baucom, Donald H||Snyder, Douglas K

publication date

  • January 1, 2007 11:11 AM