Research at Family Matters

Family Matters takes a positive attitude to research, wanting to add to the evidence and knowledge base of what actually works and makes a successful outcome to the families we see. Professor Rudi Dallos has been working with Family Matters as an honorary therapist and through his link to the Department of Clinical Psychology at Plymouth University we have facilitated research projects with several of his students. Anna Dias, one of our therapists, has conducted a study of therapy effectiveness six months after the last appointment using the Family Relationship index that we have used as an outcome measure for the past five years.

Finally we are delighted to welcome Emeritus Professor Jim Orford as our first patron who brings extensive experience in research from his work at the University of Birmingham. All research is conducted under strict ethical policy and approval to ensure confidentiality, choice and safety of the families taking place.

Please click on the study title to view the report.

Date Study Title Researchers Name
2012/2013 Do families who have benefited from family therapy, continue to see further benefits 6 months later? Anna Dias MSc
2012/2013 Managing accountability. The joint construction of disruptive behaviour in family interviews George Blanchard BSc
2012/2013 Clinical Psychology Dr Dickon Millett
2012/2013 Psychology Kasia Lakus BSc
2012/2013 Psychology Ray Stacey BSc

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