Measurement, Classification, and Prediction of Paradigm Adherence of Marriage and Family Therapists

  title={Measurement, Classification, and Prediction of Paradigm Adherence of Marriage and Family Therapists},
  author={Therese J. Booth and R. Rocco Cottone},
  journal={The American Journal of Family Therapy},
  pages={329 - 346}
This study assessed the theoretical perspectives of marriage and family practitioners using the Paradigm Adherence Scale (PAS), which measures practitioner adherence to the psychological, systems, and social constructionist paradigms associated with marriage and family therapy. Results from a survey of clinical members of AAMFT ( N = 204) indicated that a majority of therapists were primarily adhering to the systems paradigm (43.6%) or practicing from a combination of paradigms (42.2%), while… 
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