Multiple Impact Family Therapy
Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy
Department of Family Therapy
Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin
In the late 1950s, the Youth Development Project was a specialized service for adolescents and their families, offered by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas (Ritchie 1960). Families seeking treatment came from a considerable distance – “anywhere from 50 to 450 miles” (Ritchie 1960, p. 16) – and this presented special difficulties, as a regular weekly meeting over several months was not an option. The Multiple Impact Team (MIT) model started as a way to solve this problem of distance, but developed into a systemic intervention (MacGregor 1962; Ritchie 1960; MacGregor et al. 1964).
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Rambo, A. H., & Boyd, T. V. (2017). Multiple Impact Family Therapy. Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facbooks/119