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Family System Test (FAST): the relevance of parental family constructs for clinical intervention


Gehring, Thomas M; Candrian, Michèle; Marti, Daniel; del Sarte, Oliver Real (1996). Family System Test (FAST): the relevance of parental family constructs for clinical intervention. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 27(1):55-65.

Abstract

On the basis of the Family System Test (FAST), family representations of parents with healthy and biopsychosocially distressed children were compared, and family structure changes in the context of interventions on the parent-level were described. Results indicated that parental family constructs are related to offspring's health and clinical intervention. Parents of psychiatric patients showed their families to have low cohesion, and hierarchically unclear generational boundaries (i.e. unbalanced structure). As had been their wish at therapy onset, the family patterns they indicated after completion of treatment were balanced.

Abstract

On the basis of the Family System Test (FAST), family representations of parents with healthy and biopsychosocially distressed children were compared, and family structure changes in the context of interventions on the parent-level were described. Results indicated that parental family constructs are related to offspring's health and clinical intervention. Parents of psychiatric patients showed their families to have low cohesion, and hierarchically unclear generational boundaries (i.e. unbalanced structure). As had been their wish at therapy onset, the family patterns they indicated after completion of treatment were balanced.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:December 1996
Deposited On:10 Jun 2016 09:59
Last Modified:12 Jun 2016 07:43
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0009-398X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02353446
PubMed ID:8810116

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