ERIC Number: ED177442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Family Therapy in Drug Abuse Treatment: A National Survey. Services Research Report.
George Washington Univ. Medical Center, Washington, DC.
A survey sought to determine the nature and extent of family therapy practiced in treatment and rehabilitation agencies serving drug abuse clients. Questionnaire responses to a three-phase study were on a voluntary basis. Phase I, with a 60% response rate, gathered information on the number of drug abuse treatment agencies providing family services. Phase II obtained indepth information on types of facilities that treat families, roles and techniques of family therapy, demographic characteristics of the treatment populations, and staff profiles. The Phase II response rate was 36%. Phase III evaluated 36 sites at 8 different locations in the country through questionnaires distributed to administrators, family therapists, agency directors and students, if available. Primary issues raised in Phase III were that, although therapists treated complete families, they received census credit for only one family member, and that there is a need for comprehensive training programs for family drug therapists. (Author/BMW)
Descriptors: Agencies, Drug Abuse, Family Counseling, Questionnaires, Rehabilitation Counseling, Surveys, Therapists, Therapy
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (017-024-00704-8)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Resource Development.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ. Medical Center, Washington, DC.