Understanding Family Therapy
“Family Therapy” or marriage is a psychotherapy sector that works with couples and families in close relations to nurture change and grow. It tends to see change from the viewpoint of inter-operability between family members. It highlights family values to be a pivotal factor in maintaining psychological health.
This allows family members convey and explore complex thoughts and emotions soundly, to understand and respect each other’s opinions, recognize each other’s needs, drawing on the strengths to make healthy changes to their relationships. Individuals can render this therapy useful, taking this as an opportunity to reflect on these relationships and the possible resurrections needed to move forward.
Impact of family therapy
The family therapy fulcrum rests on “systemic assumptions” or “contextual perspective”, which spotlights the role of larger systems such as community, society and culture as a whole. This system perspective – which underlies the practice of most family therapists – considers individual problems in relation to different contexts in which this person survives: that is, a partner in couple relationships, a family member, someone with particular cultural and / or religious inclination, at the same time taking into account, the socio- political processes involved.
Requirement of Family Therapy
Development of an individual’s psychological well being is what systemic practice regards as being of prime importance.
Now that we have a hang of things, let’s try and shift our focus over to “Why one would require such a therapy?”
- Firstly, family therapy provides a clean environment for families and those in close connection, to find ways to sort problems. When a person in the family or other relationship is experiencing problems, the ones around seem worst affected. This impact could be reduced by working with the family as a whole.
- All family members can help contribute a solution that is completely in the interest of the family.
- In the process, families tend to build stronger bonds and much more positive relationships with one another, which could prove crucial to an individual’s recovery, benefiting the family in unison.
Thus family therapy aims to be:
A) Comprehensive and attentive to the needs of each family member and / or other key relations in the person’s life.
B) Recognizable to people’s strengths and relational resources.
C) Working in unison ‘with’ families and others, and not ‘on’ them
D) Sensitive to different forms of family relationships, beliefs and traditions.
E) Enabling, giving people the opportunity to voice their opinion, individually or together, often about tough or stressful issues in ways that respect their experience, offer cooperation and support recuperation.
Family Therapy benefits
Families can benefit from therapy in testing times when relationships are put to the sword, such as financial difficulties, divorce or passing away of a loved one.
In addition, mental health problems such as depression, substance abuse, chronic disease and nutrition issues. Everyday hassles such as communication troubles, personal turmoil or behavioral issues in children and adults can be deal with head-on sans this therapy.
This counseling seeks to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between various members of the family to help mitigate these problems.
For example, for a child faced with social problems, treatment focus is based on family model, which can help a child in acting out, other than assessing his/her behavior alone.
As the family uncovers the problem source, they can learn how to extend support to the child and other family members and actively work to minimize or change the scenario that contributed to this undesirable behavior.