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ERIC Number: ED471324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Assessing Family Interventions.
Benish, Steven
This chapter focuses on practical assessments for family interventions, geared for the everyday use of counselors, therapists, and other clinicians. Two types of assessments are addressed: process assessments and outcomes assessments. A process assessment looks at the process of counseling, specifically how satisfied or dissatisfied the client is during the sessions. An outcome assessment measures progress or improvement in client' functioning as a result of the counseling intervention. Given the multidimensional dynamics and complex relationships involved in each family, the author notes that a measurement instrument can help counselors sort out and identify specific target goals for therapy, measure changes from therapy, and provide insight for clients on what changes are needed. (Contains 15 references.) (GCP)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors
Language: English
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Note: In: Family Counseling for All Counselors; see CG 032 109.