A new publication by Dr. Julia Lo (our Postdoctoral Fellow and PhD graduate supervised by Prof. Joyce Ma) and Prof. Joyce Ma titled “Use of nature in a multi-family therapy for Chinese families of adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A photo-elicitation study” has been published online in Journal of Family Therapy, an SSCI journal which seeks to advance the understanding of human systems such as couples, families, professional networks and wider groups, and how to most effectively intervene in such systems.
Below please find an abstract of the paper:
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.
You may refer to this link for the article:
Congratulations to Julia and Joyce!