Special FamilyAssessment Scales


In addition to global measures of marital happiness and intimacy, specific problems face the client and therapist.

Satisfaction and intimacy imply, at least at first, similarity of lifestyle between husband and wife. However, Dunn, Dunn, and Price’s Productivity Environmental Preference Survey (see Measure #17) reminds the couple that, in the words of an ancient sage, “Personalities differ as greatly as do faces.” Different preferences for heat or cold, bright light or dim light, high structure or flexibility, ...

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