Attention: Website will be undergoing maintenance starting 8 am EDT on April 29, 2017 until 8 am EDT May 1, 2017. Online purchasing will not be available during this period. Items pending in shopping carts will be cleared after this maintenance period therefore users are advised to complete pending purchases prior to start of this maintenance period.

Family Assessment Measure–III

Harvey A. Skinner, Ph.D.
Paul D. Steinhauer, M.D.
Jack Santa-Barbara, Ph.D.

Technical Information

The normative data for the FAM-III came from the analysis of 247 normal adults and 65 normal adolescents. Descriptive statistics for various clinical samples are provided in the manual.
Back to the top


Profile Reports

Profile Reports graphically display T-scores for the scales and subscales, and a list of item responses. Narratives that explain the meaning of the scores obtained are included for FAM-III reports.

Three additional reports are also available:

Dyadic Relationship Report
General Scale Report
Self-Rating Report
Back to the top


For more information on the FAM-III click here.Back to the top

About the Author

Harvey A. Skinner, Ph.D.
Skinner received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 1975. He is a Registered Psychologist in Ontario and a certified trainer in Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Skinner has broad experience in behavior change and organizational improvement, and regularly leads workshops on lowering resistance and enhancing motivation for change at individual and organizational levels.

Dr. Skinner is the author or co-author of 7 books, over 100 articles, and various assessment instruments. Three of his instruments are widely used internationally for the assessment of alcohol dependence (ADS: Alcohol Dependence Scale), the detection of drug problems (DAST: Drug Abuse Screening Test), and assessment of family functioning (FAM: Family Assessment Measure).
Back to the top


Harvey A. Skinner, Ph.D.,
Paul D. Steinhauer, M.D., &
Jack Santa-Barbara, Ph.D.

Age Range 10 years and older

Administration Time
  • FAM-III: 20 minutes for each scale

Administration Type

  • Self-report
  • Family-completed
Qualification Level B

  • Handscored
  • Online
  • Software
    (Floppy disk
    drive required)