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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Edwards, Scott Alan
URN etd-04112001-164258
Title The Essential Elements of Multi-family Group Therapy: A Delphi Study
Degree PhD
Department Human Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Prouty, Anne M. Committee Chair
Arditti, Joyce A. Committee Member
Getz, Hilda M. Committee Member
Johnson, Scott W. Committee Member
Protinsky, Howard O. Jr. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Delphi Study
  • Program Guidelines
  • Multi-Family Group Therapy
  • Therapy Process and Outcome
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
Date of Defense 2001-04-09
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The purpose of this Delphi study was to explore and identify a panel of experts' opinions of essential elements for successful multi-family group therapy (MFGT) and to propose the identified elements as guidelines for future MFGT theoretical and program development. Multi-family group therapy continues to be implemented while there is little empirical research to support how it is effective and with what populations and presenting problems it is best employed. A panel of MFGT experts identified 35 essential elements for successful MFGT. Many of the identified elements coincided with elements identified in the relevant literature. However, elements specific to MFGT were distinguished. The essential elements are presented as guidelines for MFGT theoretical and program development. The implications of this study for theory, research, and practice are discussed.
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