Title: Family System Test (FAST) : a systemic approach to the analysis of social relationships in the clinical context
Authors : Gehring, Thomas M.
Braegger, Fabienne
Steinebach, Christoph
Wössmer-Buntschu, Brigitta
Published in : Perception - Evaluation - Interpretation
Volume(Issue) : 3
Pages : 87
Pages to: 92
Editors of the parent work: Boothe, Brigitte
Hirsig, Rene
Helminger, Andree
Meier, Barbara
Volkart, Reto
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Hogrefe & Huber
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Seattle
Issue Date: 1995
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Series volume: Swiss monographs in psychology
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Soziale Interaktion; Systeme; Psychologische Messung; Therapeutische Prozesse; Familienmitglieder; Dominanzhierarchie; Gruppenkohaesion; Mütter; Entwicklungsstoerungen; Psychiatrische Patienten
Subject (DDC) : 150: Psychology
306: Culture
616.89: Mental disorders, clinical psychology and psychiatry
Abstract: Describes the Family System Test (FAST), a figure-placement technique originally designed to represent cohesion and hierarchy in the family and its subsystems. Recently, this clinically driven technique has been elaborated to describe systems other than families (e.g. patient-physician relations). Test materials, test characteristics (application, length, theoretical assumptions), methods for evaluating responses (qualitative vs quantitative evaluations) as well as psychometric properties and construct validity of the FAST are presented. Three studies are reviewed which describe the application of FAST in clinical settings: (1) family perceptions of children in residential psychiatric treatment, (2) family perceptions of mothers with a developmentally retarded child, (3) correlation of patient-physician relationship with outcome of diabetes therapy. It is concluded that the significant correlation between relational constructs and (psychiatric, medical) treatment outcome warrants further research into the biopsychosocial process of dysfunction. (D.B. - ZPID)
Departement: Angewandte Psychologie
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP)
Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Book Part
ISBN: 0-88937-140-7
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/6445
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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