What is Stepfamily MD?
When you are not feeling or functioning well, it's
generally considered a good idea to go to your physician for a check-up.
Stepfamily MD is a site that will:
1) assess the health of your
stepfamily and couple relationship,
2) identify the major problems that are present, and
2) direct you towards resources to reduce
or resolve the problems identified.
Free Screening Tests:
When you go for a check-up, your physician typically completes a number of
brief, in-office "screening" tests. These tests
tell him/her if things are functioning normally within your body, or if a more
extensive evaluation is necessary to determine, conclusively, if a problem is
The screening tests that appear immediately below work in
the same way--they will tell you if your results are in the "normal"
range or if a more comprehensive evaluation is necessary.
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to see if your relationship is in good health or in need of attention. The
Relationship Test is provided free of charge by
Your results will be instantly available.
to see how the scope and intensity of the problems you are having compare with
the problems other stepfamilies are having. Scoring of the Problem List is
free. Your results will be instantly available.
Stress Test to see
if your stress is adequately managed or in need of attention. It's free and your
results will be instantly available.
Stepparent Self Assessment
(and monitor) how well you are mastering a wide range of challenges inherent
in the stepparent role. It's free and your results will be instantly available.
Comprehensive Evaluations and Prescriptions:
Whenever a patient's screening test
results fall outside of the "normal" range, the
physician orders one or more specialized tests to arrive at a clear diagnosis.
Once a clear diagnosis is established, the physician is then in a position to
prescribe an appropriate treatment.
The tests that appear immediately below are very
specialized. They were developed exclusively for identifying and addressing stepfamily issues and concerns. A
small scoring fee is charged for each by the developer, Helpmetrics, who:
makes access to these online tests available on this site,
b) completes the
scoring and interpretation of your answers, and
c) provides an
electronic report of the results and recommendations (that you can print out
and/or save for future reference).
Stepfamily Stress Index
(SSI) to determine:
a) the organizational features of your
stepfamily setting that are generating stress,
b) how intense the stressors are that are
impacting you, and how you express them, and
c) the adequacy of your repertoire of skills for
combating the stressors in your life and stepfamily.
to take the SSI.
1) assess your stepfamily's present risk of breaking
2) evaluate its development and needs across a
broad array of pivotal tasks, and
3) direct you towards specific strategies and resources
appropriate for addressing any identified areas of need.
to take the
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