Evaluation of Functional Family Therapy in an Irish Context

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
3-FFT_retrospective_paper.pdf435.98 kBAdobe PDFDownload
Title: Evaluation of Functional Family Therapy in an Irish Context
Authors: Graham, Clare
Carr, Alan
Rooney, Brendan
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7278
Date: Feb-2014
Abstract: In an Irish context we conducted a retrospective archival study of Functional Family Therapy for adolescents with behavioural problems. Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire data were collected from 118 families at the beginning and end of therapy (at baseline and follow-up for drop outs) in a community-based clinic in a socially disadvantaged Dublin suburb. Analyses of improvement in mean scores and clinical recovery rates showed that outcome was associated with treatment completion and therapist adherence. Therapy completers treated by high-adherent therapists had the most favourable outcome. In contrast, the worst outcome occurred for drop outs. The outcome of cases treated by low-adherent therapists fell between these two extremes. These results show that FFT may be effectively implemented in an Irish context, and that the effectiveness of treatment is associated with families remaining in treatment for an average of 17 sessions, and receiving treatment from therapists who implement FFT witha high degree of fidelity.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright (published version): 2013 The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Keywords: Functional family therapy;Strengths and difficulties questionnaire;Family therapy research;Family therapy evaluation;Adolescent behaviour problems
DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.12028
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations 20

13
Last Week
0
Last month
checked on Jun 22, 2018

Download(s) 50

65
checked on May 25, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland. No item may be reproduced for commercial purposes. For other possible restrictions on use please refer to the publisher's URL where this is made available, or to notes contained in the item itself. Other terms may apply.