Multiple Family Group Therapy

Welcome to the Association for Multiple Family Group Therapy and the Multiple Family Group Therapy Resource Center

"Teach the families to help themselves." H. Peter Laqueur, MD

Article #1

Multiple Family Group Therapy The Hidden Method

Article #2

Multiple Family Group Therapy at Oakleigh Treatment Center, Durham, NC

Article #3

Why Does Multiple Family Group Therapy Work With Chemically Dependent Families?

Article #4

Role of the Therapist In Multiple Family Group Therapy

Article #5

Developing Your Multiple Family Group Therapy Style

Article #6

It's Not Family Therapy, It's Not Group Therapy, It's Multiple Family Group Therapy

Article #7

Assessing Families For Multiple Family Group Therapy

Article #8

Assessing The Family Dance

Article #9

MFGT Diagnostic Interview Outline

Article #10

Common Traits of Emotionally Healthy Families: Achieving Interdependence

Article #11

Human Growth & Development Chart

Article #12

Timing, Pacing and Tracking in MFGT

Article #13

Family Systems Points to Ponder

Article #14

Getting Families Into Treatment

Article #15

Psycho-Education for Chemically Dependent Families Attending an IOP Program

Article #16

Principles of Supervising Multiple Family Group Therapists

Article #17

Questions To Ask MFGT Trainees

Article #18

Questions To Be Answered By Supervisor Prior To Beginning Training

Article #19

Questions For Assessing the Trainees MFGT Ability

Article #20

Orientation Questions the MFGT Trainee Needs To Ask The Trainer

Article #21

Training The MFGT Therapist by H. Peter Laqueur

Article #22

Training Plan for MFGT With Chemically Dependent and Other At-Risk Families

Our mission is to gather and share information about Multiple Family Group Therapy and to provide a central location where Multiple Family Group Therapist's can become a community of support for each other.

News & Views   Training 

Article #23

H. Peter Laqueur, MD, The Father of Multiple Family Therapy

Article #24

An Interview With George H. Orvin, MD, the Father of Adolescent MFGT by Lewis N. Foster 1994

Article #25

The Use Of A Multi-Modal MFTG In The Comprehensive Treatment And Rehabilitation of Schizophrenia by Alexander P. Hyde, MD & Charles R. Goldman, MD

Article #26

The Evolution of MFGT

Article #27

Multiple Family Therapy: an overview by Eia Asen 2002

Article #28

The Essential Elements of Multi-Family Group Therapy: a Delphi Study by Scott A. Edwards 2001

Article #29

Growth Groups for Children and Families by Howard J. Clinebell, Jr 1977

Article #30

The Coliseum Model of MFGT by Lewis N. Foster 1994

Article #31

A Model for MFGT In  Adolescent Inpatient Treatment by Nicholas A. Belsky MSW 1995

Article #32

MFGT A Model for Social Workers At Children's Homes by John Howe MSW 1994

Article #33

Schizophrenia and MFTG by Lewis N. Foster 1994

Article #34

Addiction and MFGT: Birth of the Foster Model by Lewis N. Foster 1991

Article #35

A House Divided: MFG in Dual Diagnosis Treatment by Tom Saunders, PHD

Article #36

Family Issues that May Interfere With The Treatment And Rehabilitation of Schizophrenia by A.P. Hyde, & C.R. Goldman 1989

Article 37

The Foster Model of Multiple Family Group Therapy With Chemically Dependent Families

Book

Multifamily Groups in the Treatment of  Severe Psychiatric Disorders by William R. McFarlane, MD, 2002

Book

A Multiple Family Group Therapy Program for At Risk Adolescents and Their Families by Susan T. Dennison

FAST Program

Families & Schools Together (FAST)  a multifamily group intervention by Dr. Lynn McDonald 2002

 

National Association for Multiple Family Group Therapy

"Bridging Family Connections"

 1116 Broadwell Road

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Contact Person: Natalie Boorman at hickorygroveart@mindspring.com

Welcome to the National Association for Multiple Family Group Therapy.  If you would like to know more about the association please send an email to the above contact person.

***Two Newer Articles***

#40 & #41 Written by Gabriele Schaefer from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2008.

 

Visitors To the Webpage

Go to and read through Article #22, Training Plan for Multiple Family Group Therapy With Chemically Dependent Families, where you will find most of the articles on this page as well as some not listed.

   

Tom Sunders, PhD, is compiling information for a book on MFGT.  If you would like to include something your have written about MFGT or would like to write about your experience in MFGT or if you want more information email Tom at: imaginetomsaunders@gmail.com.

 

Power Point Presentations on MFGT are available from the MFGT Resource Center.  Send an email to fosterlew@aol.com to request any of the following presentations:

1. Role of the Therapist in MFGT

2. Structures of Disturbed Families

3. Developing Your MFGT Style

4. MFGT With Chemically Dependent Families

5. Family Systems Points to Ponder

6. Common Traits of Healthy Families

7. Emotional, Physical and Verbal Abuse

8. Seven Powers of Questions

 

We have a new President at the Association for Multiple Family Group Therapy

Paul K. Thorington, EdD

More to come.

Multiple Family Group Therapy Resource Center

"Building community by helping families help each other."

PO Box 6063

Florence, SC 29502-6063

(843) 667-4186

Contact Person: Lewis N. Foster at fosterlew@aol.com

As you read through the articles you may find that reading MFGT The Hidden Method a good place to start.  Gina K. Brodsky completed this work while she was in graduate school in the fall of 1999 and she gives us a nice reflection of the MFGT movement today.

Please make copies of the articles and share them with anyone who'll read them.  Give us credit for our work and use the information to help the citizens in your community.

If you know of articles or studies or books that we don't have listed, please forward a copy or give directions to the information so we can add a link to it or add it to this website.

 This website is dedicated to Multiple Family Group Therapy.  If you know about any training taking place that is focused on MFGT, let us know and we'll add the information to the training page.

 

Article #38

Impact of Multiple-Family Groups for Outpatients With Schizophrenia on Caregivers' Distress and Resources 2004

Article #39

Multiple-Family Groups for Urban Children With Conduct Difficulties and Their Families (Mary M. McKay, PhD, and others) 2002

Article #40

Multiple Family Group Therapy in a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre by Gabriel Schaefer March 2008 (Auckland, New Zealand)

Article #41

Multiple Family Group Therapy in a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre: Residents' Experiences, by Gabriele Schaefer June 2008 (Auckland, New Zealand)

Audio Tape

Multiple Family Therapy: Recovering From Addiction, Jaqueline M. Doubles, recorded at Addiction In Society

Book

Family and Multi-Family Work with Psychosis: A guide for Professionals, by Gerd-Ragna Block Thorsen, Trond Gronnestad and Anne Lise Oxnevard, 2006

Book

Social Work with Multi-Family Groups by D. Rosemary Cassano, Editor This is a "Google Book." 1989

Article #42

Multiple Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: Cconcepts, Experiences and Results by Michael Scholz, Maud Rix, Katja Scholz, Krassimir Gantchev, & Volker Thomke - Journal of Family Therapy Vol. 27 Issue 2 Page 132 May 2005

Article #43

Chocolate Pudding and Other Approaches to Intensive Multiple-Family therapy by Ruth McClendon and Leslie B. Kadis 1983

Article #44

A Brief Multiple Family Group Model for Juvenile First Offenders by William H. Quinn, David J. VanDyke & Sean T. Kurth at The University of Georgia

 

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