Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 415–434

Adaptation of Two Family Therapy Training Instruments to Culturally Suit the Indian Context

  • Rajeswari Natrajan
  • Nithyakala Karuppaswamy
  • Volker Thomas
  • Kamala Ramadoss

DOI: 10.1007/s10591-005-6218-5

Cite this article as:
Natrajan, R., Karuppaswamy, N., Thomas, V. et al. Contemp Fam Ther (2005) 27: 415. doi:10.1007/s10591-005-6218-5


Two family therapy training instruments, the Family Concept Assessment (FCA) and Rating Scale and Family Therapy Assessment Exercise (FTE), developed in the United States were adapted to suit the Indian cultural context. Several changes were made to the instruments while at the same time maintaining the equivalency of the scales to the original. Both the instruments were tested for face validity by a panel of cultural and content experts in the United States. The FTE was then pilot tested with an Indian sample. The psychometric properties of the adapted instrument are reported in this article including feedback from the participants.

Key words

family therapy trainingtesting instrumentscross-cultural researchcultural relevance.

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© Springer Academic Publishers 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajeswari Natrajan
    • 1
  • Nithyakala Karuppaswamy
    • 2
  • Volker Thomas
    • 3
  • Kamala Ramadoss
    • 4
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityTerre HauteUSA
  2. 2.Purdue UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  3. 3.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  4. 4.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA