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Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral family therapy (CBFT) was developed by a diverse group of therapists who integrated cognitive approaches and interventions to use with couples and families. CBFT can be defined as a family systems approach based on the premise that the thoughts and behaviors that influence one family member have the potential to simultaneously influence other family members as a whole. The thoughts and behaviors of one family member can drastically continue the cycle of family dysfunction or prohibit change within the family system. CBFT techniques are used to assist family members and groups of people with resolving marital distress, family conflict, and other areas that have led to family dysfunction and problems within the family system. CBFT therapists are often seen as teachers or coaches in ...

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