Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 459–474 | Cite as

A Survey of the Attitudes and Practice Experiences of Home-Based Practitioners

Original Paper


This article reports on the findings from a study that assessed the attitudes and practice experiences of home-based therapists. Existing research in the field of couple and family therapy encompasses largely qualitative information detailing the experiences of this therapist population. We explored several hypotheses generated from the qualitative literature on home-based therapy. Study results corroborated much of the qualitative data on home-based therapists’ experiences and reveal the profile of today’s home-based therapists along with their attitudes and therapeutic practices. A surprising result was that various aspects of home-based therapy models seem incongruent with therapist attitudes about the delivery of home-based services.


Home-based family therapy Home-based therapists Survey of home-based family therapist 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CounselingSt. Louis Community CollegeSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Child Ecology, LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy ProgramMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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