The term reflecting as used in this context is derived from the French-language meaning of the word. In French, réflexion means that something heard is internalized and thought about before a response is given. In the field of marriage and family therapy, reflecting teams are used for systemic family therapy treatment. From behind a one-way mirror, a small group of therapists observe another therapist working with a family. The process includes team members’ discussion of their observations and thoughts in front of the therapist and family. The therapists and family then discuss the team’s conversation among themselves.

The use of reflecting teams as a family therapy model enables families to actively engage in both conversation and reflection about their situation. Additionally, they also offer families many ...

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