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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of Collaborative Language Systems Therapy(CLST) on increasing marital intimacy in students .Method of research was semi -experimental with pretest – posttest and control group design. The statistical population involved all referred student couples to university counseling centers in Tehran. The sample of study consists of 28 subjects (14 couples) that were randomly selected and assigned to experimental and control groups .The members of experimental group participated in 8 sessions of collaborative Language Therapy. The measurement instruments were Marital Intimacy Needs Questionnaire (MINQ) and Demographic Data Questionnaire. Analysis of covariance has been used to test the difference between group means .The result highlights that Collaborative Language Systems Therapy increased marital intimacy while MANCOVA revealed that CLST raised marital intimacy sub-scales. In conclusion, the collaborative therapist, by creating a process and space for collaborative relationships and dialogical conversation can increase marital intimacy in couples.