The Necessity of Integrating Family and Couple Therapy Services in Primary Healthcare Programs

Document Type : Editorial


1 Department of Community Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Psycology, Lahijan Branch,Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran


The nuclear (core) or ideal family, which traditionally includes wife, husband, and children, is the most important and universal institution all over the world. It plays a crucial and decisive role in the mental health of the individual and of society. Families that are in trouble could be a source of tension for each individual in the family, and the unhealthy relationships between these individuals will also severely affect other people in the community.1 The main objectives of the current study were to examine the challenges ahead and to provide operational and effective strategies to overcome these challenges... (Read more...)