• Family members present in interview (names and ages)
• Missing members (names and ages)
• Presenting problems or reasons for family interview o Identified by whom? Any attempted solutions?
• Roles—structure, organisation (who is dominant and so on)
• Affect—predominant emotional tone and expressed emotions
• Communication: who dominates? who talks? who listens to whom?
• Stage in the family life cycle
• Illness and sickness roles
• Coping mechanisms
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