A family systems-based model of organizational intervention

Sterling T. Shumway, Thomas G. Kimball, Alan W. Korinek, Rudy Arredondo

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Employee assistance professionals are expected to be proficient at intervening in organizations and creatin, g meaningful behavioral change in interpersonal functioning. Because of their training in family systems theories and concepts, marriage and family therapists (MFTs) are well suited to serve organizations as "systems consultants." Unfortunately, the authors were unable to identify any family systems-based models for organizational intervention that have been empirically tested and supported. In this article, the authors present a family systems-based model of intervention that they developed while working in an employee assistance program (EAP). They also present research that was used to refine the model and to provide initial support for its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-148
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007


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