Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., ABPP
Robert A. DiTomasso, Ph.D., ABPP, Chairperson
Dr. Kathy Miller
Barton Singer, Ph.D.
This clinical dissertation concerns an evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral Marital Therapy intervention designed to help resolve the issue of division of household labor and thereby increase marital satisfaction. There were six ninety-minute group marital sessions. There were 3 couples in the group. The sessions contained interventions to increase communication skills, problem-solving skills and raise empathy for the spouse who did more chores. The case study couple's score indicated that the husband had a higher level of marital satisfaction. The wife's final score indicated a small increase in marital satisfaction. Both had an increased score in being more self-centered.
Bollinger, Lily Woo, "Case Study of a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for the Problem of Marital Division of Labor" (2000). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 13.