Fred P. Piercy, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Family Therapy and Director of Training and Research, Family Therapy Program, Department of Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF STRUCTURAL AND STRATEGIC FAMILY THERAPIES: A DELPHI STUDY
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 113–125, April 1987
How to Cite
Fish, L. S. and Piercy, F. P. (1987), THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF STRUCTURAL AND STRATEGIC FAMILY THERAPIES: A DELPHI STUDY. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 13: 113–125. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.1987.tb00690.x
Linda Stone Fish, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Family Therapy and Coordinator of Clinical Services, Department of Child, Family and Community Studies, College for Human Development, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1250.
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
The present study employed the Delphi procedure to examine the similarities and differences in the theory and practice of structural and strategic family therapy. A three-phase Delphi questionnaire was sent to a national panel of knowledgeable structural and strategic therapists, who were asked to identify and reach a consensus of opinion about items they thought important to a profile of either structural or strategic family therapy. In addition, questions were devised to examine the Mental Research Institute, MRI, Haley/Madanes, and Milan/Ackerman approaches to strategic family therapy. The final profiles are described and discussed.