This article reports the therapeutic resources in the natural outdoors that were conducive to the therapeutic process in a multi-family therapy (MFT) for enhancing the self-efficacy and collective family efficacy of Chinese families of adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Hong Kong. Photo-elicited interviews with adolescents with ADHD and parent focus groups were employed to explore the participatory experiences of the families. A total of thirteen Chinese families of adolescents (aged 11–15 years) with ADHD participated in this study (fourteen adolescents with ADHD, eight fathers and ten mothers). The present study explored the potential therapeutic resources in the natural outdoors, namely a change in the group environment, spaciousness and darkness. The use of the natural outdoors in MFT proved to be a strategy useful for creating a naturalistic group setting within which family participants can more easily enact changes. Copyright © 2022 The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.
|Journal||Journal of Family Therapy|
|Early online date||30 Mar 2022|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2023|
CitationLo, J. W. K., & Ma, J. L. C. (2023). Use of nature in a multi-family therapy for Chinese families of adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A photo-elicitation study. Journal of Family Therapy, 45(1), 65-80. doi: 10.1111/1467-6427.12398
- Multi- family therapy