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Advances in Psychological Science    2017, Vol. 25 Issue (2) : 265-274     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.00265
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Premarital counseling programs: Prevention and development oriented methods for improving marital quality
WANG Xiaoping
(School of Teacher, Nanjing Xiao Zhuang University, Nanjing, 210000, China)
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Prevention and development oriented premarital counseling is a new field that is rapidly developing in the field of marital and family therapy. Premarital programs are widely used and have an empirical basis to their development. There are two broad approaches: skill training and cognitive evaluation. On the basis of analyzing the theories, current research and problems of two kinds of premarital programs, this article provides recommendations for future directions for research in the premarital education field: effectiveness, diversity and a systematic program of planned research.

Keywords premarital counseling      prevention      premarital program     
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Issue Date: 15 February 2017
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WANG Xiaoping. Premarital counseling programs: Prevention and development oriented methods for improving marital quality[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(2): 265-274.
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