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Arab Bafrani, M., Nourizadeh, R., Hakimi, S., Mortazavi, S. A., Mehrabi, E., & Vahed, N. (2023). The Effect of Psychological Interventions on Sexual and Marital Satisfaction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Iranian journal of public health, 52(1), 49-63.

He, J., Song, X., Wang, C., & Zhang, R. (2023). Intercultural sensitivity as a mediator in the relationship between implicit intercultural identification and emotional disturbance-An exploratory study of international high school students. Frontiers in psychiatry, 14, 1098671.

Lebow, J., & Snyder, D. K. (2022). Couple therapy in the 2020s: Current status and emerging developments. Family process, 61(4), 1359-1385.

Lebow, J., & Snyder, D. K. (2022). Couple therapy in the 2020s: Current status and emerging developments. Family process, 61(4), 1359-1385.

Morrison, T., Ferris Wayne, M., Harrison, T., Palmgren, E., & Knudson-Martin, C. (2022). Learning to Embody a Social Justice Perspective in Couple and Family Therapy: A Grounded Theory Analysis of MFTs in Training. Contemporary family therapy, 44(4), 408-421.

Murawski, A., Ramirez-Zohfeld, V., Schierer, A., Olvera, C., Mell, J., Gratch, J., Brett, J., & Lindquist, L. A. (2023). Transforming a Negotiation Framework to Resolve Conflicts among Older Adults and Family Caregivers. Geriatrics (Basel, Switzerland), 8(2), 36.

Reisi, M., Kazemi, A., & Abedi, M. R. (2022). Development and evaluation of couple-based coping strategies with infertility: a protocol for a mixed-methods study. Trials, 23(1), 844.

Reisi, M., Kazemi, A., Abedi, M. R., & Nazarian, N. (2023). Spouse's coping strategies mediate the relationship between women's coping strategies and their psychological health among infertile couples. Scientific reports, 13(1), 10675.

Stedje, K., Kvamme, T. S., Johansson, K., Sousa, T. V., Odell-Miller, H., Stensæth, K. A., Bukowska, A. A., Tamplin, J., Wosch, T., & Baker, F. A. (2023). The Influence of Home-Based Music Therapy Interventions on Relationship Quality in Couples Living with Dementia-An Adapted Convergent Mixed Methods Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 20(4), 2863.

Tanaka-Matsumi, J. (2022). Counseling Across Cultures: A Half-Century Assessment. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 53(7-8), 957-975.

van Diest, S. L., den Oudsten, B. L., Aaronson, N. K., Beaulen, A., Verboon, P., Aarnoudse, B., & van Lankveld, J. J. D. M. (2023). Emotionally focused couple therapy in cancer survivor couples with marital and sexual problems: a replicated single-case experimental design. Frontiers in psychology, 14, 1123821.

van Diest, S. L., den Oudsten, B. L., Aaronson, N. K., Beaulen, A., Verboon, P., Aarnoudse, B., & van Lankveld, J. J. D. M. (2023). Emotionally focused couple therapy in cancer survivor couples with marital and sexual problems: a replicated single-case experimental design. Frontiers in psychology, 14, 1123821.

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