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This paper compares the literatures assessing consumer satisfaction with health care and mental health treatment. Similarities and differences in the quantity, origins, quality, methodology, results, and utilization of findings are examined. The similarities identified far outweigh the differences. The trend toward carefully constructed high quality studies(More)
This article details the development and methodological characteristics of the Systemic Therapy Inventory of Change (STIC), the first measurement system designed to assess change in family, couple, and individual therapy from a multisystemic and multidimensional perspective. The article focuses specifically on the developmental process that resulted in the(More)
Guidelines for Evidence-Based Treatments in Family Therapy are intended to help guide clinicians, researchers, and policy makers in identifying specific clinical interventions and treatment programs for couples and families that have scientifically based evidence to support their efficacy. In contrast to criteria, which simply identify treatments that(More)
This article reviews the findings of studies examining consumer satisfaction with mental health treatment. Typically, published studies find the vast majority of patients satisfied with treatment. Despite the numerous methodological problems in this research, it remains highly probable that the majority of consumers are satisfied with the services received.(More)
  • J Lebow
  • 2000
This article overviews for the practicing clinician the research assessing couple and family therapies. Research on couple and family therapies has established the overall efficacy of these forms of intervention as a general grouping, their value both as treatments and parts of treatments in ameliorating a number of disorders and difficulties, and the(More)
This article reviews the research on couple therapy over the last decade. The research shows that couple therapy positively impacts 70% of couples receiving treatment. The effectiveness rates of couple therapy are comparable to the effectiveness rates of individual therapies and vastly superior to control groups not receiving treatment. The relationship(More)
Over the last 20 years psychotherapy and family therapy have been inundated with a plethora of empirically validated treatments for particular disorders. That trend will increase. Psychotherapists will increasingly be exhorted and ultimately required to integrate empirical data and multicultural competence into their practice. Additionally, individual(More)
This paper examines several issues in family therapy outcome research. These include the need to consider numerous population and treatment goals and values upon the research, the difficulties in defining and operationalizing family treatment, the choice between emphasizing integrity of treatment or randomness of sampling, the selection of measurement(More)