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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

Physical Description

1 online resource (65 p.)


Marriage counseling -- Oregon, Oregon Circuit Court (Multnomah County), Family Consulting Services and Conciliation Court.




This study is an attempt to develop, design, and implement procedures for better data collection in the future and for an evaluation of the services provided in the past.

Conciliation Courts have developed across the country on the notion that case work services can, at best, save a marriage from divorce and, at least, can do no harm. Evaluation of the effectiveness of conciliation services is limited and contradictory.

This practicum is an attempt to develop a research design which can measure the effectiveness of conciliation service. We consider the first priority to develop a work­able design which will insure response. A second priority, which will hopefully be developed next, is a value system which will give us data concerning what is effectiveness and which kinds of things need to be and can be measured by a client feedback system .


This is a group practicum submitted to Portland State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work.

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