Effectiveness of Conscious Parenting Training Based on Imago Therapy Approach on the Interaction of Mother-child Mothers of Children With Learning Disabilities

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

2 Department of Counseling, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Kurdistan, Iran.

3 Department of Counselling, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Razi Kermanshah, Kermanshah, Iran.

4 Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.



Objective: This research aimed to investigate the effect of Conscious Parenting Training Based on the Imago therapy approach on the interaction of mother-child mothers of children with learning disabilities. 
Methods: The present research was a quasi-experimental study with pre-test, post-test design, and control group. The statistical population included all mothers who have learning disabilities children in Hamedan city in the year of 2019 from which a sample of 30 people was chosen through available sampling and were randomly divided into two control (n=15) and experimental groups (n=15). Both groups sat for the pre-test and the experimental group received Conscious Parenting in 4 sections with 8 sessions of 90 minutes, while the control group did not receive this treatment. In the end, for both groups, the post-test was performed. The research tool included Pianta Child-Parent Relationship Scale (1994). Multivariate analysis of covariance was used for analyzing the data. 
Results: The results showed that Conscious Parenting had a significant effect on the interaction and also conflict, closeness, and dependency subscale in mothers of children with learning disabilities (P<0.001). 
Conclusion: It is recommended that this method can be used to inform parents about conscious communication with their children.


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