Long-term effectiveness of behavioral versus insight-oriented marital therapy: a 4-year follow-up study. Academic Article uri icon


  • Four-year follow-up data regarding marital status and marital accord were obtained for 59 couples receiving either behavioral (BMT) or insight-oriented (IOMT) marital therapy in a controlled outcome study. Although no significant group differences had been observed between the 2 treatment conditions at either termination or 6-month follow-up, by 4-year follow-up a significantly higher percentage of BMT couples had experienced divorce (38% for BMT couples compared with 3% for IOMT couples). Results are compared with previous outcome research in this area, and recommendations are made for further research.

published proceedings

  • J Consult Clin Psychol

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Snyder, D. K., Wills, R. M., & Grady-Fletcher, A.

citation count

  • 190

complete list of authors

  • Snyder, DK||Wills, RM||Grady-Fletcher, A

publication date

  • February 1991