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Multiple Family Therapy

Multiple family therapy, also referred to as multiple family group therapy and multifamily therapy, typically involves three to four families coming together to discuss common issues. With psychoeducation foundational to this approach, families simultaneously work to resolve individual and family issues. Proponents of multiple family therapy highlight family members’ ability to recognize dysfunctions, accept feedback, gain perspective, and create a supportive network. Utilizing multiple family therapy can be beneficial to therapists working with clients with severe mental illness or psychological disorders. Also, it can be beneficial in a variety of settings and with a variety of issues where treating the family is a valued component of client well-being. This entry reviews the framework of multiple family therapy, including its historical underpinnings, provides a conceptual ...

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