Family Therapy

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  • The treatment of two or more individuals from the same family system, often with one individual as the initial client and the family ultimately becoming an additional client or clients. This form of treatment originated from the idea that the problems and disorders displayed by one family member usually reflect problems in the functioning of the entire family unit. The goals of family therapy are not only to alleviate the problems of the initial client but also to create harmony and balance in the family system. Like group therapy, family therapy focuses strongly on the interaction within the family, and observation of this behavior often serves as a starting point for treatment. There are several different forms of family therapy. Structural family therapy concentrates on ...

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