Family counseling is a form of intervention that occurs when the problematic behavior of an individual child is treated therapeutically in the context of the family. Family counseling is a time-limited intervention that includes the assessment of the problem and the development and implementation of strategies to create change not only in the child, but also in the family that has shaped and supported the maladaptive behavior of the child. Family counseling is based on systems theory that views the behavior of family members to be interrelated and to function in reciprocal patterns of response to one another. Unlike individual counseling, which focuses on the child alone, in family counseling, the child's difficulties are viewed as inter-related with family processes.

Reasons for Seeking Family Counseling

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