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Family Assessment Measure-III™
Harvey A. Skinner, Ph.D. , Paul D. Steinhauer, M.D. , Jack Santa-Barbara, Ph.D.
A multi-rater and multigenerational assessment of family functioning
The Family Assessment Measure-III™ (FAM-III™) is an assessment of family functioning. It is unique in its ability to provide a multirater and multigenerational (within the family) assessment of functioning across six universal clinical parameters and two validity scales. Based on the Process Model of Family Functioning, which emphasizes family dynamics, use of the FAM-III should lead to improvements in the assessment, treatment, and understanding of problematic families.
The FAM-III provides an important complement to a clinical assessment in a number of different ways:
Gives a comprehensive overview of family functioning
Provides an objective and independent verification of the clinical assessment
Identifies areas of potential difficulty that warrant further assessment
Provides quantitative indices of family/health pathology that may be used as a baseline for evaluating the course of therapy
The Brief FAM provides an overview of family functioning, making it ideal for screening or for preliminary evaluations. It is also useful for monitoring family functioning during the course of treatment. It includes the same three scales as the full-length version, but fewer items.
Key Areas Measured
Key Areas Measured
Values and Norms
10 and Older
20 Minutes for Each Scale
5 to 10 Minutes for each Brief Scale.
Profile Reports summarize the results of an individual administration, providing scores for all scales.
The FAM-III consists of three forms: the General Scale examines overall family health; the Dyadic Relationship Scale examines how a family member views his or her relationship with another family member; and the Self-Rating Scale allows each person to rate his or her own functioning within the family. Comparing the three scales to each other provides a rich picture of how family members view levels of family interaction.
The normative data for the FAM-III came from the analysis of 247 normal adults and 65 normal adolescents. Descriptive statistics for various clinical samples are provided in the manual.
Select Language of Tool:
Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.
Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.
QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.