Adaptation of two family therapy training instruments to culturally suit the Indian context

Rajeswari Natrajan, Nithyakala Karuppaswamy, Volker Thomas, Kamala Ramadoss

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Two family therapy training instruments, the Family Concept Assessment (FCA) and Rating Scale and Family Therapy Assessment Exercise (FTE), developed in the United States were adapted to suit the Indian cultural context. Several changes were made to the instruments while at the same time maintaining the equivalency of the scales to the original. Both the instruments were tested for face validity by a panel of cultural and content experts in the United States. The FTE was then pilot tested with an Indian sample. The psychometric properties of the adapted instrument are reported in this article including feedback from the participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-434
Number of pages20
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • Cross-cultural research
  • Cultural relevance
  • Family therapy training
  • Testing instruments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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