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Family therapy research: What are the most important variables?


This report summarizes the results of a nearly day-long session of a group of experienced and distinguished family therapy practitioners and researchers. The task the group set for itself was to begin delineating the most important variables to attend to in understanding family therapy and evaluating its effectiveness. With full recognition that such a task could be only partially and tentatively accomplished in the time allotted, a great many such variables were outlined.

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Correspondence to Bernard Guerney Jr..

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Guerney, B. Family therapy research: What are the most important variables?. International Journal of Family Therapy 7, 40–49 (1985).

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  • Health Psychology
  • Important Variable
  • Social Issue
  • Family Therapy
  • Distinguished Family