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Family Therapy

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 members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health. The different schools of family therapy have a common belief that, regardless of the origin of the problem and regardless of whether the client considers it an “individual” or “family” issue, involving families in solutions often benefits the client. This involvement of families is commonly accomplished by their direct participation in the therapy session. The skills of the family therapist thus includes the ability to influence conversations in a way that catalyzes the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider system.