The Five Minute Speech Sample is a narrative interview method in which parents are prompted to speak about their child and their relationships with their child for five uninterrupted minutes.
The FMSS is an abbreviated version of the Camberwell Family Interview which was originally developed to examine the impact of family environment on the rate of relapse among adults with schizophrenia.
The CFI and its abbreviated form, the FMSS, have been used to determine rates of family 'expressed emotion' (EE): criticism, hostility, and emotional over-involvement.
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