Family therapy

Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy, marriage and family therapy, family systems therapy, and family counseling, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family membe...
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family therapy

[n] - any of several therapeutic approaches in which a family is treated as a whole
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Family therapy

Family therapy: A type of psychotherapy designed to identify family patterns that contribute to a behavior disorder or mental illness and help family members break those habits. Family therapy involves discussion and problem-solving sessions with the family. Some of these sessions may be as a group, in couples, or one on one. In family therapy, the...
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family therapy

A form of group psychotherapy. It involves treatment of more than one member of the family simultaneously in the same session. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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family therapy

noun any of several therapeutic approaches in which a family is treated as a whole
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family therapy

group therapy of the members of a family, exploring and improving family relationships and processes, understanding and modifying home influences that contribute to mental disorder in one or more family members, and improving communication and collective, constructive methods of problem-solving.
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family therapy

(from the article `therapeutics`) General systems theories emerged in the biological and social sciences following World War II. This led to the conceptualization of the individual as ... Family therapists view the family as the `patient` or `client` and as more than the sum of its members. The family as a focus for ...
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family therapy

Type: Term Definitions: 1. a type of group psychotherapy in which a family in conflict meets as a group with the therapist and explores its relationships and processes; focus is on the resolution of current interactions between members rather than on individual members themselves.
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Family therapy

This form of therapy involves all relevant members of a family, placing importance on the family as a pathway toward helping to treat the patient.
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family therapy

A type of therapy in which the whole family talks with a professional counselor to solve family problems.
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