Some of the findings of the Latitude Report were disputed by the then board members and no blame was apportioned to any individual working at TBCT.
Mr McLaughlin was seconded to his UK City of Culture role via a deal between his employer TBCT and the Strategic Investment Board in Belfast and Derry.
with an In a statement, the TBCT board acknowledged the achievements of the trust and added: "The time has come for reinvigoration of what was the cultural remit of TBCT.
COUNCIL " No one at TBCT was available yesterday to discuss Mr McLaughlin's sudden suspension
Jacobson and Margolin (1979) developed TBCT (formerly known as behavioral marital therapy; BMT) largely based on social learning and behavioral exchange theories of marital discord.
The overall efficacy of TBCT and its components have been evaluated in numerous controlled treatment outcome studies over the years.
Despite considerable support for TBCT in the literature, researchers have begun to focus their attention on the substantial numbers of couples who do not experience clinically meaningful changes by the completion of therapy (Jacobson & Addis, 1993).
Thus, partners who enter therapy less willing to compromise, accommodate to change, or collaborate are less likely to benefit from change-oriented TBCT strategies.
These discouraging findings have formed the impetus for investigations of the factors associated with less favorable outcomes in TBCT.
TBCT was designed specifically to address the limited clinical significance and long-term efficacy of TBCT's largely change-oriented approach.
In contrast, TBCT would focus on the derivative problems through teaching a general set of communication and problemsolving skills that are expected to enhance functioning across couples.