Questions related to Family Therapy
Family Systems Theory by Murray Bowen is a specific approach which takes familial functioning into account. I am interested in how the concepts present in it will translate into a South Asian (or, to be more precise, the collectivistic framework of Pakistan) context? For instance, Bowen's theory is based on an understanding of nuclear family systems but how would it apply in the case of a joint family? In a culture where parents might be dependent on the views of the community in terms of bringing up children, how would Bowen's theories translate exactly (for instance, if they have a disabled child)? For example, what is the difference between Bowen's concepts of relationships between generations and the kinds that might emerge owing to different generations living under the same roof and with their extended family members as well?
Let's say, for instance, that it is not merely parents but also other members of the family such as extended family members or grandparents who either counsel children on "appropriate conduct" or even express disapproval and view it as appropriate behavior culturally. How do Murray's concepts such as "Differentiation" change in a cultural sense in that case just as one example out of many possible ones? In a culture where "adulthood" and transition towards it might exist in a legal sense but might not be necessarily viewed as "important" even for parental figures (for instance, even if children cross the age of 18, parents do not try to treat their children as "adults"), how would Bowen's concepts change? I am not talking in terms of applying these concepts therapeutically, but, in terms of how they might be applicable in a conceptual sense.
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I uploaded my new article titled, "Expanding our international reach: Trends in the development of systemic family therapy training and implementation in Africa." This article was published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT) in March 2021. However, when I was editing the information to upload the article in RG, I accidentally clicked the "Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy." So now my profile shows that my article was published in this journal and not JMFT. Can you please help me rectify this issue and include the correct Journal in my article? I tried to edit my profile by could not figure out how to change the Journal name
I'm looking for a researchers who are working or had worked with the transgender adolescent and family therapy processes.
Would the area you notate be the most needed area? I am just starting out in Professional Counseling and want to head towards my area of interests early on. I am familiar with individual, group counseling.
How do you like family therapy? Substance abuse counseling?
or Children therapy?
Any suggestions would help.
I am interested in knowing more about confrontations of duels in case of suicide. I would like to know motodologies for those families that suffer. How to be able to help them, how they manage to live with it.
I'm investigating if and how family cohesiveness affect innovation dynamics in family firms, hence I need a tool in order to measure it.
This is for my masters dissertation. I have a revised version of the scale. Any leads on the scoring would highly be appreciated.
Which test should be used if we want to measure the differences in attitude of husbands towards their wives and attitude of wives towards their husbands for one variable?
I am interested in how these two theories interrelate and complete one another, both as an explanation of two-couple relationship dynamics, and also in workplace dynamics/leadership issues.
Endogenous is in DSM - I am interested to find out about the psychological impact of having this diagnosis, is there correlation to brain or body? What interventions are available? Any research in relation to this diagnosis.
I am running a systematic review for my final dissertation as part of my MSc in Family Therapy.
I am looking for both published and unpublished quantitative papers that measure attachment and the beginning and end of treatment. My inclusion criteria is that the sample are in treatment with their partner and in receipt of Emotion focused therapy. I am also interested in papers where change in relationship satisfaction is another outcome measure.
Any suggestions or ideas to support my work would be very appreciated.
I am a PhD student and I'm looking for Italian psychologists, psychiatrists and researchers adopting Behavioural Family Therapy (Faloon's model) for psychotic subjects, because I'd like to be trained in it. Can anyone help me? Thank you.
We are planing a empirical research about monitoring (working alliance and outcome) in the field of family therapy.
I'm looking for previous research using the System for Observing Family Therapy Alliances (Friedlander et al, 2006) stablishing a cut-off point for SOFTA-o results in order to distinguish cases or sessions with "good enough" from others with "insufficient" expanded therapeuthic alliance.
I am interested to know if there are existing family-based guidance interventions, wherein the interventionists work with families in grassroot communities. Thanks!
I'm currently setting up a study evaluating a clinical intervention for looked after children. I'm aware that there are quite complex issues around gaining consent with this population (incl. consent from local authorities, foster-carers, birth families as well as the young people themselves), and considerable challenges in doing this in a timely way, if the study is a clinical one and we don't want to delay access to services. Is there anyone out there who has experience in this area who'd be willing to share their experiences? Our study is in the UK, but would be interesting to hear about situation in other countries too.
I am trying to prepare a "family assessment model" proposal as an assignment in a family therapy course. I would appreciate references to relevant articles, files, websites or sample files.
Has anyone seen researches and studies in this area that show reasons of this phenomena?
Costello, Compton, Keeler, & Angold (2003). Relationship between poverty and psychopathology: A natural experiment. JAMA, 15, 2023-2029
Many secondary source texts do not address the evolution of Alfred Adler's theory; that is, his movement from psychoanalysis to his later (1920 - 37) theory and practice ideas that integrate cognitive, constructivist, existential-humanistic, systemic, and psychodynamic perspectives. Much of contemporary psychology, psychotherapy, and counseling is replete with Adler's ideas although they use different nomenclature and almost never mention Alfred Adler. Albert Ellis stated that "Adler, perhaps more than Freud, is true father of modern psychotherapy." The existential psychiatrist, Henri Ellenberger, said that no author's work has been used more and acknowledged less than Alfred Adler. The theory textbooks by Corey and Prochaska and Norcross echo the statements by Ellis and Ellenberger.
We will be developing a family system therapy approach in Vietnam for families that include grandparents, aunts and uncles living in close proximity.
Which measurements are you using? How are they accepted by parents and or families? Whats about their compliance?
Latest study is on the timing of perinatal loss follow up. Contacting families after a perinatal loss, what is perceived to be most helpful and when following the loss is the best time to contact families.
I have found considerable literature on working with parental loss and grieving, but I'm trying to establish interventions and literature for working with children living with the pain of having had a parent attempt, but not complete, suicide.
I am looking at improving the engagement and involvement for families/carer's within a treatment and recovery centre. We currently offer structured Family Intervention but my aim is to create a more person centred, stepped approach which can offer inclusion and interventions built around need.
MIndfulness research has been based in Buddhist practice, but in a Western context, how can the issue of compassion translate into current parenting practices?
We are currently planing a study about the post-therapeutic stability of therapeutic change effects.
I am looking to investigate cognitive flexibility as an outcome of family therapy. I would like to know if there is a measure that would enable me to assess someone's thinking/perspective on a specific problem (i.e. the problem they have brought to therapy).
In South-Africa (SA) there is no professional registration category for "family therapists". Professionals who practice as family therapists are usually trained as psychologists or social workers and registered with their respective professional boards. Although formal training in both of these fields include family therapy training, there are very few training opportunities offered that are exclusivley focussed on family therapy. Professionals who practice family therapy take it upon themselves to develop and maintain a base of skills and knowledge that are specific to family therapy. This seems quite different from other countries where legislation regarding family therapy training and practice may be different. I wonder what the implications are for monitoring the quality of family therapy training and coordinating efforts in family therapy training in SA.