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Chapter 7: The Typology Model of Family Adjustment and Adaptation

The typology model of family adjustment and adaptation Expanding on the Double ABCX Model of Family Adjustment (McCubbin & Patterson, 1982, 1983a, 1983b), Marilyn McCubbin and her husband Hamilton McCubbin (1987) developed the Typology Model of Family Adjustment and Adaptation to add the component of family types. It emphasizes “the importance of the family's established patterns of functioning, referred to as Typologies, as buffers against family dysfunction and as targets for change as the family adapts to a crisis” (McCubbin, McCubbin, Thompson, & Thompson, 1995, p. 5) and thus can serve as a guide for intervention as well as research. The Typology Model appears to combine the components of the Double ABCX Model (McCubbin & Patterson, 1982, 1983a, 1983b) with the two phases of adjustment and adaptation from the FAAR Model (McCubbin & Patterson, 1983b). The adjustment phase consists of the A , B , C , PSC , V ...

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