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Nasiri Hanis G, Zademohammadi A, Shahidi S, Yoosefi N. Effectiveness of the Unity-oriented Psychology training on mental health of mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders. frooyesh. 2018; 7 (6) :1-16
1- PhD Candidate in Psychology at Lurestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.
2- Associate professor at FRI of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. ,
3- Professor of Psychology Department, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
4- Associate professor of Family Counseling Department, Kurdestan University, Sanandaj,
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Unity-oriented psychology is a new school in the field of psychological sciences in Iran. This relies on the philosophy of pantheism, converging psychological principles with this philosophical view, and Iranian- Islamic values. A qualitative inquiry of the effectiveness of Unity - oriented interventions may be beneficial. Hence, this research aimed to analyze the views of mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders of their effectiveness of Unity-oriented Psychology education.  These participated in eight sessions of Unity-oriented Psychology education. Participants who then asked to mention changes that had occurred in their lives as a result of their participating in these sessions, through semi-structured interviews designed and validated by specialists in clinical psychology. Colaizzi’s descriptive phenomenology method applied to analyze the content of the interviews. Research findings showed notable effectiveness of Unity-oriented Psychology education on mental health in mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders as result of their participation in the sessions of Unity-oriented Psychology education, humanitarian values had developed, and mental well-being, tolerance, empathy, self-actualization, and unified presence had increased.

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Received: 2016/12/10 | Revised: 2019/04/12 | Accepted: 2017/06/3 | ePublished: 2018/08/23

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