Each member of a family perceives the level of interaction differently. Relationships within the family can change along with an individual's perception of their own functioning. Based on the Process Model of Family Functioning, which emphasizes family dynamics, use of FAM-III should lead to gains in the assessment, treatment, and understanding of problematic families.
FAM-III provides an important complement to a clinical assessment in a number of different ways:
- by giving a comprehensive overview of family functiioning
- by providing a objective and independent verification of the clinical assessment
- by identifying areas of potential difficulty that warrant further assessment
- by providing quantitative indices of family/health pathology that may be used as a baseline for evaluating the course of therapy