1994 By Lewis N. Foster


1.  What is the trainees' training/educational background?

2.  Is the trainee in recovery?

3.  Does the trainee participate in an ongoing recovery program?

4.  What personal history, if any, does the trainee have in counseling and/or Multiple Family Group Therapy (MFGT)?

5.  Did the trainee come from a at-risk (high stress) family? Alcoholic or addicted family?  Emotionally disturbed family? Incestual family?  Physically abusive family?  Emotionally abusive family?  All of the above?  How well does she/he understand and evaluate herself or himself?:  personality type, family roles, emotional problems, talking about self?

6.  What are the trainees' strengths and weaknesses in understanding and using the twelve core functions in MFGT?

    a.  screening

    b.  intake

    c.  orientation

    d.  assessment

    e.  treatment planning

    f.  counseling

    g.  case management

    h.  crisis intervention

    i.  client education

    j.  referral

    k.  reports and record keeping

    l.  consultation

7.  What theories of counseling, family therapy, and group therapy does the trainee know that can be employed in MFGT?

9.  Can the trainee lead psycho educational groups?

10. Can the trainee do a family intervention? (in MFGT?)

11. Can the trainee co lead multiple family group therapy?

12. Can the trainee recognize, know how to respond to, and treat specific cases in MFGT?

    a.  chemical, food and process addictions

    b.  family violence, incest

    c.  sexual dysfunction

    d.  depression

    e.  schizophrenia

    f.  geriatrics

    g.  at risk behaviors


13. Can the trainee recognize and treat different cultures in MFGT?

    a.  women

    b.  men

    c.  adolescents

    d.  homosexuals

    e.  the poor or rich

    f.  Hispanics

    g.  Blacks

    h.  Native Americans

    i.  WASP's

14. What models of MFGT does the trainee understand?

    a.  MFGT with Chemically Dependent Families

    b.  MFGT with At-Risk (high stress) Families

    c.  MFGT with Geriatrics

    d.  MFGT with Schizophrenics

    e.  The Coliseum Model of MFGT

    f.  The George H. Orvin, MD, Model of Adolescent MFGT

    g.  The H. Peter Laqueur, MD, Model of MFGT

    h.  MFGT for Social Workers at Children's Homes

    i.  PTSD and MFGT

    j.  MFGT with HIV/AIDS Patients

    k.  Perceptual Adjustment Therapy in MFGT

    l.  Using Personality Adaptations in MFGT

    m.  Cultural Issues in MFGT

15. How well does the trainee specifically explain and demonstrate his or her style of leading MFGT?

    a.  building (beginning) a multiple family therapy group

    b.  getting it started

    c.  role of therapist or co therapists

    d.  role of families in the MFTG

    e.  normal family process vs. at risk family process

    f.  defining concerns and setting goals (assessment)

    g.  stages of a MFTG session

    h.  managing the MFTG process

    i.  understanding family systems

    j.  assessing the family dance

    k.  using chaos and anxiety

    l.  getting families into MFGT

    m.  verbalize why MFGT works

    n.  evaluating the group and therapist

    o.  basic assumptions of the model

    p.  mechanisms of change

    q.  techniques

    r.  progress (growth) vs. relapse

    s.  dealing with crisis (chaos)

    t.  teaching other professionals the model

16. Is the trainees' model of MFGT in writing?

17. Has the trainee worked as a therapeutic team member?

18. Is the trainee willing or capable of being a team member?

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