Assessment of task-centered interventions with families in Israel

Rami Benbenishty

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The study describes and evaluates the effectiveness of task-centered interventions performed with families in two new neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Israel. Thirty-five low-income nondelinquent families experiencing financial, personal and family problems were treated by 11 social work trainees. Each worker performed a single-case time-series design to evaluate 2 to 4 families, using the Clinical Rating Scale and a Goal Attainment Scale. The families were interviewed at termination of treatment. Both practitioners’ and families’ assessments indicated improvements in the majority of clients. Improvements were associated with young age of spouses and with the application of the techniques of task assignment, focusing and guidance. The validity, generalizability, and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-43
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Social Service Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 13 Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes


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