Philip H. Bornstein, PhD, is a Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812.
TREATMENT ACCEPTABILITY OF ALTERNATIVE MARITAL THERAPIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 205–208, April 1983
How to Cite
Bornstein, P. H., Ballweg, B. J., Weisser, C. E., Fox, S. G., Kirby, K. L., Andre, J. C., Sturm, C. A., Wilson, G. L. and McLellarn, R. W. (1983), TREATMENT ACCEPTABILITY OF ALTERNATIVE MARITAL THERAPIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 9: 205–208. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.1983.tb01501.x
Steven G. Fox, MA, Cynthia A. Sturm, MA, Bernard J. Ballweg, BA, Kristie L. Kirby, MA, Gregory L. Wilson, BA, Charles E. Weisser, BA, John C. Andre, BA, and Robert W McLellarn, MA, are Graduate Students, Department of Psychology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812.
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Client acceptability of treatment procedures has recently become a significant concern in the assessment of psychotherapeutic effectiveness (Kazdin, French & Sherick, 1981; Wolf, 1978). Formally, acceptability refers to the fairness, appropriateness and intrusiveness of the treatment procedure as judged by clients, lay persons and nonprofessionals (Kazdin, 1980a). Unfortunately, marital and family therapists have yet to utilize this criterion in an evaluation of their psychotherapeutic interventions. Consequently, the purpose of the present investigation was to examine the acceptability of four differing therapeutic models (psychoanalytic, behavioral, systems and eclectic) used in the treatment of marital discord.