Unraveling change in therapy: Three different process research methodologies
Journal/Book: Amer J Fam Ther. 2000; 28: 1900 Frost Rd, Ste 101, Bristol, PA 19007-1598, USA. Brunner/Mazel Inc. 311-327.
Abstract: In response to repeated calls for process research on couple and family therapy, three different process research methodologies - grounded theory, change events analysis, and experimental manipulation - are presented and evaluated. A process research conceptual framework outlining some of the important issues in process research is presented. To illustrate each methodology, three completed process studies are briefly described, and a sample of results is provided. The strengths and weaknesses of each methodology are discussed, along with their role in generating and testing clinically relevant change theories, It is argues that each of these methodologies can provide researcher with important tools for unraveling the processes of change in couple and family therapy and should be used more frequently.
Note: Article Woolley SR, US Int Univ, Marital & Family Therapy Programs, Dept Psychol & Family Studies, 10455 Pomerado Rd, San Diego,CA 92131 USA
Keyword(s): FAMILY-THERAPY; BEHAVIOR; COUPLES