Who Uses KST

The Kvebæk Sculpture Tool is used for both assessment and therapy by social workers, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists in a range of settings. School social workers offer children opportunity to play with the KST dolls as a non-intrusive way to show how they feel about their classroom experience or home life. Preceptors, supervisors, and consultants employ the KST to teach family systems principles in professional training programs and to present case studies in practice settings. Researchers use the Kvebæk Family Sculpture Tool to assess and measure cohesion and distance. (See Resources link.) Here are examples of applications in the United States and around the globe.

  • Attorney mediating family custody and workplace issues
  • Clinical social workers
  • College Wellness Center counselor
  • Community Mental Health Center social workers and psychologists
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) counselors
  • Family Preservation social workers
  • Family therapists
  • Family-based Mental Health Professionals
  • Medical school professor instructing students in family systems’ perspectives
  • Medical social workers
  • Private practitioners offering individual and family therapy
  • Program Director, social service agency
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologist providing court-ordered assessments for Child Protection
  • Psychologist conducting group therapy with involuntary adult males
  • Psychologists doing longitudinal divorce research
  • Psychotherapist, military family support program
  • Researchers in social welfare departments (Australia, Hong Kong, Sweden)
  • School counselors and social workers
  • Social work clinicians in dual diagnosis Adolescent Treatment Programs
  • Social workers providing support to adolescent mothers
  • Sociologist conducting research at a New York university
  • Youth Treatment Program counselors