Accession Number : ADP004091

Title :   Military Family Counselling,


Personal Author(s) : Garrigan,J. J.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy of family counselling with families of active duty senior non-commissioned officers. It was an application of elements of the Bo-Between Process (Zuk, 1972, 1975) which was based on the finding that this method affected significant improvement in the interpersonal functioning of the family (Garrigan and Bambrick, 1975, 1977a, 1979). This study posed the hypothesis that supervised family counselling performed by military chaplains who underwent a 150 hours training program (Garrigan and Bambrick, 1977b) would affect significant changes in the treatment of families. These changes would be reflected in the following criteria: (1) family adjustment and (2) anxiety levels of the family members. These criteria are congruent with the goals for short term family treatment established by the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Committee on Family Therapy (1970). Other hypotheses and results concerning the valuing process within the marriage dyad are not reported here.

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Families(Human), Counseling, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE