Qualitative research in marriage and family therapy: Who is in the interview?
Contemporary Family Therapy, 30, 48- 58, December 2007
Ben K. Beitin, Ph.D., L.M.F.T., AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
This article reviews the literature on interviewing different configurations of family members. A content analysis was conducted on articles in the marriage and family therapy literature from 1990 to 2005. Over half of the articles were conducted with individual family members separate from their families. This finding is discussed in the context of the decision regarding whom to interview.