There are no individuals in the world - only fragments of families. — Carl Whitaker
There are no individuals in the world - only fragments of families.
— Carl Whitaker
Family therapy is a form of treatment that views psychological problems and their treatment in terms of the interactions among family members. The family that we acquire when we are born influences every aspect of our lives, including who we are and who we become, for better and for worse. We also learn how to love and how to interact with others from these first important relationships.
Families and individuals can benefit from family therapy which helps address conflict but can also be helpful for mental health conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, personality disorders, addiction, and disordered eating; as well as, coping with chronic medical conditions. Addressing the family system can be surprisingly effective in improving every family member’s overall experience and connection with one another.
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In family therapy at Brickell Psychology, there is no traditional identified patient; the focus is on relationship patterns and communication among family members. For example, when a child has a behavior problem, a family therapist is likely to perceive the child’s difficulties within the larger context of the family system, rather than his/her individual deficits. During family therapy, therapists avoid blaming any individual family member for the problem, and instead help the family interact in new, different ways that may improve functioning. This can be a new way of thinking but one which proves to be powerfully effective in alleviating family discord.
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