The Evolution of
Multiple Family Group Therapy

Year of
First Use
Founder & Model

1950 - 1979 H. Peter Laqueur
Multiple Family Therapy with
His Schizophrenic Patients

1963 Norman L. Paul & Betty B. Paul
Outpatient Multiple Family Therapy

1964 Alexander P. Hyde
Treatment & Rehabilitation of the
Mentally Ill in MFGT

1965 Murray Bowen's Model of
Multiple Family Therapy

1967 George H. Orvin
MFGT with Adolescents

1968 William R. McFarlane
Family Psychoeducation and the
Management of Schizophrenia

1975 Tom Saunders
Coliseum Model of MFGT

1976 L. Ray McKamy
Treatment of Alcoholism in MFGT

1976 Gerald Epstein
Lawrence Weitz
Barbara Wallston
Stephen Abramowitz
MFGT and Grief

1977 Edward Kaufman
Pauline Kaufmann
MFGT With Drug Abusers

1978 Carl Cohen
June Corwin
Balance Theory and MFGT

1979 H.A. Abramson
M.M. Peshkin
MFGT With Asthma Patients (Children)

1980 Melvin Lansky
Carol Bley
Geneva McVey
Bonnie Brothman
Aftercare Multiple Family Groups

1981 Yael Danieli - Isreal
MFGT With Holocaust Survivors

1981 Lewis N. Foster
MFGT with Chemically Dependent
& Other At-Risk Families

1981 Leslie Kadis
Ruth McClendon
Redecision Therapy in MFGT

1982 John Lovern
Joseph Zohn
Milton Erickson Approaches

1983-2006 Linda Greenberg

MFGT with Families of Emotionally

 Disturbed Children  in Hopsital-based

 Department of Child and  Adolescent Psychiatry (Montreal, Canada)


1985 Patrick Carnes
Understand Us Model of
Psychoeducation and MFGT


1987 Nick Belsky
MFGT with Adolescents in
Inpatient Chemical Dependency


1987 Tommie Parker
John Hill
Gary Miller
MFGT and Retarded Adolescents


1988 Viviane Durell
Adolescents In MFGT In A School Setting


1988 Michele Murburg
Lawrence Price
Behnaz Jalali
MFGT and Huntington's Disease


1992 John Howe
The Use of MFGT by Social
Worker's at Children's Homes

1993 Tom Saunders & Marybeth Weigand
Using Multiple Families Group
for Social Networking with
Geriatrics in Nursing Homes

1993 Larry Conant
MFGT in the Public School System

1993 Lewis N. Foster
MFTG with HIV/AIDS Patients

1993 Terry & Alice Grabow & Ed Courtney
The Family Awareness Program:
Strengthening Society, Families,

1994 Peggy Keilholtz
Understanding Us Model
Adapted for Addicted Families

1994 Jim A. Holder
The Use of Perceptual Adjustment
Therapy in MFGT

1995 Mary McKernan McKay & Donna R. Baptiste
MFTG with Inner City Families


1997 Tim L. Davey
MFGT With Homeless Families
In Shelters

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