The use of homework can help the family change their harmful dynamic so they learn to function healthy, and can reach their goals that they set out in the beginning of therapy. Changing the families’ behaviors towards the issues is how change is brought about. Focusing on defining the behavior and how the members interact allow therapist to help the family and start to build the therapeutic bond. Starting with small changes can help the family trust the therapist so that they become flexible. Using homework will also help the family start to change their behavior which can lead to more flexibility with the family.
It is concerned about how the issues effect the family relationships and connections. This theory concentrates on how well the understanding is amongst the family members and counselor. The members of the family are prompted to understand how the issues were created, where did the issues come from, when the issues started effecting their family, and what the family needs to overcome their issues. Its focus is to help others understand and improve negative behavior. The structural therapy concentrates on the interaction and boundaries of families with separating the whole family into smaller groups.
For instance, structural family therapy takes a look at the family relationships, practices, patterns, and dynamics; and uses those patterns as they are displayed throughout the treatment process with a specific end goal to assess the family 's structure. In addition, counselors likewise look at subsystems inside of the family structure, for example, parental or sibling subsystems. Structural family therapy was composed by Salvador Minuchin, who utilizes "role playing" in the therapy sessions. Strategic family therapy looks at the family process and functions, for example, communication or problem solving patterns to see how the family operates outside of the therapeutic process. Helpful strategies during the sessions may incorporate reframing or rethinking the issue/situation; or utilizing interventions that recommend the family make a move that has all the earmarks of being contrary to their remedial objectives with a specific end goal to make the desired change.
The ledger of merits is observed by Nagy as the give and take approach to developing relationships. Individuals in the family that use acknowledgement, understanding and fairness can apply the concept of the leger of merits to invoke change. A ledge that is unbalanced produces a pattern of lack of confidence and inequity. C. Interventions, Goals, Length of Treatment, Critiques and Cultural Competency The intervention process used in contextual family therapy involves framing the discussion to properly address everyone separate story and they move the discussion to the collect desires of the family (Sude, 2015). Interventions that the therapist can use involve given verbal permission for the client to express feelings, thoughts and perspectives.
The concept of Structural family therapy is how the therapist “view the family as a system structured according to set patterns and rules that govern family interactions” (2003, Gehart & Tuttle, p. 23). The therapist goal is to interact with the clients during the therapy session to obtain an understanding of the reported problem. This process will allow the therapist to assist the clients with changing their structure. Strategic family therapy concept is to attempt to address a specific problem of the family in a shorter timeframe than other therapeutic services. Both approaches strive to assist the clients with overcoming their family issues, however views the structure of the family differently.
This reinforces that some degree of conflict is to be expected and can be used to promote growth. • Encourage the expression of anger. This helps to maintain the boundaries between the nurse and family. • Encourage the family to participate in group therapy, if needed. This will help the family better understand how to deal with their emotions related to the shift in health status of their family member.
It was stressed that the parents are always involved to some degree during therapy. Play therapy would be helpful for Emma so that she could learn to process grief, adjust to changes, and feel as though she has control of her environment. After she improves with these things, Jenkins suggests that the family engage in filial therapy to strengthen healthy attachment with her new parents. She then suggested that Pam join a support group so that her thoughts of isolation would diminish. This would help her to normalize her situation, according to Jenkins.
During therapy, there is a continuous dialogue between the client and the therapist, in which the therapist shows warmth and acceptance (Jones-Smith, 2012). Gestalt therapy has an existential/ humanistic approach that was developed by Fredrick and Laura Fritz (Fiebert, 2011). One of the major concepts of Gestalt therapy is that individual having awareness of themselves and their environment. Usually people seeking therapy have conflicts with self-awareness and an unfinished business. One way that therapists help clients is by helping them form new figure-ground relationships in order for the individual to be aware of their self and their environment, and live in the present moment with awareness (Jones-Smith, 2012).
The therapist would work to sense the triangles that are currently formed between family members. Also find understanding of the family by use of role reversals along with challenging the family with putting universal principles at odds with the family’s beliefs. By creating unbalance with warmth and support, the therapist looks to increase family cohesion and harmony. The therapist will also investigate the family dynamic by allowing them to express and name the symbolic interactions that are shared so that can be uncovered and understood. Once the family’s symbolic and real curative factors are addressed, the therapist can push for growth and maturity in the family.
Description & Overview A Family therapy is a multilayered system that is recognized as a systemic therapy that utilizes therapeutically psychotherapy approach, to help clients coping with their problem within the family system. Family therapy allows close family members who are in close relationship to address their issues, including addressing issues with their significant others (Carr, 2009). The goal of therapy is to provide therapeutic need that will work on fixing dysfunctional behavior within the situation of the family. The process of behavior changes and focuses on the interaction of individual members in relation to the problem, leading to various techniques and intervention strategies occurrence of nurturing changes (Counsellor,