Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) and Calgary Family Intervention Model (CFIM)

Developed by Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD and Maureen Leahey, RN, PhD and described in ”Nurses and Families: A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention” (2013). The book is now available in a  6th edition (May 2013). The book has been translated in 7 languages: Japanese, French, German, Korean, Swedish, Portuguese, and Icelandic.

Nurses and Families

Bibliography of all known publications which reference CFAM/CFIM.

Blog posts about the CFAM and CFIM:

WebsiteFamily Nursing Resources

Websites for Japanese translation: Igaku Eizou Kyouiku Center Inc.Family Systems Care-Japan


“How To” Family Nursing Series. DVD’s present live clinical scenarios that demonstrate how to practice family nursing using the Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models.  Developed and demonstrated by Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD and Maureen Leahey, RN, PhD.

  • How to do a 15 minute (or less) interview (2000).
  • Calgary Family Assessment Model: How to apply in clinical practice (2001)
  • Family nursing interviewing skills:  How to engage, assess, intervene, and terminate (2002)
  • How to intervene with families with health concerns (2003)
  • How to use questions in family interviewing (2006)
  • Interviewing an individual to gain a family perspective with chronic illness:  A clinical demonstration (2010)
  • Tips and microskills for interviewing: Families of the elderly (2010)
  • Common errors in family interviewing: How to avoid & correct (2010)

The “How To” Family Nursing Series DVD’s have been translated into Japanese.

Website: Family Nursing Resources