The McMaster Approach at the Family Therapy Center

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The program is located on the third floor of the Potter Building at Rhode Island Hospital. You can call us at 401-444-3534. 

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The Family Therapy Program coordinates care with the Outpatient Psychiatry and is affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

The McMaster approach to evaluating and treating families guides all work at the Program. The McMaster approach is a comprehensive approach to evaluating and treating families which was developed by clinicians and clinical researchers. Over the past 40 years, research has supported both its conceptual framework and its effectiveness.

The McMaster approach to family therapy requires that families participate in a comprehensive assessment and then identify goals that will guide treatment.

Once in treatment, family members identify concrete actions they can take to work toward their goals. The program uses a team approach and coordinates care with other mental health providers in the Lifespan system.