Family Assessment Device
Name and Type of Measure
The Family Assessment Device (FAD) is a 60-item self-report measure of perceived family functioning.
The FAD was developed in 1983 by Nathan Epstein and his family therapy research team (Epstein et al. 1983).
Description of the Measure
Problem Solving. Problem solving refers to a family’s ability to resolve both instrumental and affective problems in a way that maintains effective family functioning.
Communication.Communication refers to the verbal...
- Epstein, N. B., Baldwin, L. M., & Bishop, D. S. (1982). The McMaster clinical rating scale. Providence: Brown University Family Research Program.Google Scholar
- Ryan, C. E., Epstein, N., Keitner, G. I., Miller, I., & Bishop, D. S. (2005). Evaluating and treating families: The McMaster approach. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.Google Scholar