The Family Assessment Measure Version IIi Essay

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This paper will give a brief overview of the Family Assessment Measure Version III (FAM-III) and analyze the theoretical basis for it. Next it will apply the ethical considerations associated with administering this assessment. Then it will compare each reviewer 's evaluation of the assessment tool and appropriateness with diverse populations. It will also examine how this comparison could assist with making an ethical judgment of administering the Family Assessment Measure Version III (FAM-III) with diverse groups of clients. Finally there will be a discussion on the practical use of the Family Assessment Measure Version III (FAM-III) and the different types of situations in which it can be used to assess a family and gather the necessary data.

Unit 3 Ethical Use of Assessment- Family Assessment Measure Version III (FAM-III)
The Family Assessment Measure Version III or FAM-III is a self-report based assessment that provides the administrator with measurable indicators of a family system’s strengths as well as their weaknesses. Dr. Harvey Skinner, Dr. Paul Steinhauer and Dr. Gill Sitarenios developed it over a 20-year time period and it is based on the Process Model of Family Functioning (PMFF), which provided a context that allowed various approaches to therapy, assessments, and research to be combined. “The FAM was designed to be used as an assessment tool in clinical and community contexts, as a measure of therapy process and outcome, as well as for…

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