Chronic illness is a worldwide phenomenon impacting the emotional stability and daily functioning of families across cultures. Families with a chronically ill member are in need of interventions and therapy, yet, time constraints and care-taking demands make it difficult for families to seek traditional family therapy services. The objectives of this article are to (1) overview the Intervention-Based Family Assessment Procedure (IBFA) and (2) present a case vignette demonstrating the implementation of the procedure. The IBFA is an effective diagnostic tool and intervention strategy to help family therapists alter the dysfunctional and rigid structural dynamics of families with a chronically ill member.
- family social work,
- home-based family services
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