This paper was based on a short course of training in Structural and Strategic Family for Family Doctors. It argues that the GP is well placed to do brief and targeted interventions in General Practice, that basic skills can be learned in short courses, and that understanding family dynamics may have enormous impact on other aspects of their family practice.
*Family Therapy and the Family Doctor 1
Martin, G., 1980. Family Therapy and the Family Doctor. Australian Journal of Family Therapy, Vol. 1 No. 2.
This paper discusses whether family therapeutic alliance can be observed, described and measured, and gives an account of the development of the Family Therapeutic Alliance Scale (FTAS) by a brief strategic family therapy team. Our focus is on the use of statistical technique as a means of clarifying the team’s construct of therapeutic alliance, informing the team process without being the final arbiter in development of the scale.
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Martin, G. & Allison, S., 1993. Family Therapeutic Alliance: a view constructed by a family therapy team. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 14, 4:205-214.