Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 477–484 | Cite as

Research as a family therapy intervention technique

  • Lorraine M. Wright


The utilization of the research process as an intervention has recently been described in the family therapy literature. However, it is important to draw a distinction between research as intervention and research as a unique family therapy intervention technique. From a family systems perspective, research as an intervention technique may make therapy more palatable for some families. A case study is presented in which this technique created the context for change for a family involved in a chronic illness research project.


Health Psychology Chronic Illness Social Issue Research Process Family Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorraine M. Wright
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  1. 1.Faculty of NursingUniversity of CalgaryCalgary, AlbertaCanada

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