COMPUTERBASED INTERPRETATION OF THE MARITAL SATISFACTION INVENTORY: USE IN TREATMENT PLANNING Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This paper describes the computerbased interpretive system for the Marital Satisfaction Inventory (MSI) and its application in initial phases of clinical assessment and treatment planning. The automated MSI interpretive report contains sections regarding profile validity and global marital affect, spousal communication, specific areas of interaction, concerns regarding children, role orientation, and family history of distress. A case study and sample narrative demonstrate the manner in which the MSI computerized report can be incorporated into initial clinical assessment and treatment planning. Clinical findings at intake are compared with MSI profiles for this couple obtained at termination and followup. Both strengths and limitations of selfreport measures and computerbased interpretive reports in marital therapy are considered. Copyright 1988, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

published proceedings

  • Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

author list (cited authors)

  • Snyder, D. K., Lachar, D., & Wills, R. M.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Snyder, Douglas K||Lachar, David||Wills, Robert M

publication date

  • January 1, 1988 11:11 AM

publisher