Family Constellations: Small to Moderate Effectiveness

Small to moderate effectiveness: 0.49

What are Family Constellations?

1. Encourages the patient to accept the factual reality of the past.christin-hume-316558-unsplash

2. Representatives of a client’s past are arranged according to what feels right in the moment, followed by a long period of silence.

 

Evidence:

0.40 small effect: improved psychological functioning 1 year after treatment (Hunger, Weinhold, Bornhäuser, Link, & Schweitzer, 2015)

0.61 moderate effect: improved personal social systems in clients (Hunger,  Bornhäuser, Link, Schweitzer, & Weinhold, 2014)

0.46 small to moderate effect: improved psychological functioning 4 months after therapy (Weinhold, Hunger, Bornhäuser, Link, Rochon, Wild, & Schweitzer, 2013)

 


 

Hunger, C., Bornhäuser, A., Link, L., Schweitzer, J., & Weinhold, J. (2014). Improving experience in personal social systems through family constellation seminars: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Family Process, 53(2), 288-306. doi:10.1111/famp.12051

Hunger, C., Weinhold, J., Bornhäuser, A., Link, L., & Schweitzer, J. (2015). Mid‐and long‐term effects of family constellation seminars in a general population sample: 8‐and 12‐month follow‐up. Family Process, 54(2), 344-358. doi:10.1111/famp.12102

Weinhold, J., Hunger, C., Bornhäuser, A., Link, L., Rochon, J., Wild, B., & Schweitzer, J. (2013). Family constellation seminars improve psychological functioning in a general population sample: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Journal Of Counseling Psychology60(4), 601-609. doi:10.1037/a0033539

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