Marriage, Family, and Sex Therapy Counseling
Dr. Linda Ouellette, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Structural Family Therapy, targets in the prevention, treatment and overcoming of family crises (Corey, 2013). It is a therapeutic space of familiar interaction between the therapist and the clients. Family counseling’s main objective is to promote the self-sufficiency of individuals with regard to their social, professional and cultural environment (Corey, 2013). It tries to assist individuals and families in the identification of the factors that are overpowering or preventing its growth and development and, in collaboration, is looking to change strategies …show more content…
Ted an abandoned husband, after a seven year marriage learns how to be a nurturing father. Joanna, a housewife walks out on her workaholic husband Ted, leaving their young son Billy in Ted 's sole responsibility. Ted learns the hard way how to take care of Billy, dedicating more ambition to his family than to his work, and finally losing his successful job because of his new significances (Benton, 1979). Joanna returns with the intent to take custody of Billy. Ted finds a job that won 't interfere with his paternal duties. Even though he proves that he can do it all, Joanna still wins in court. Joanna, however, rethinks her desires when she finally comprehends how close father and son has become (Benton, 1979). It is amazing how Ted evolves from an absentee parent to ideal father. He learns to have stability in his domestic responsibilities and professional …show more content…
Enactment of the family. Once a week 1 ½ hour Ted, Joanna and Billy 8/03
5 Acceptance for all involved through the divorce process. Create a workable reality and healthy environment for Billy. Once a week/1 month 1 ½ hour Ted and Joanna 9/09
Structural Family Therapy, has proved to be very useful, is one of the most widespread, it was designed in such a way that it covered the entire family system (Corey, 2013). It is the model of how therapy can be (Corey, 2013). The family is of great importance in this model, since it does not focus on a single member but the family as a whole (Corey, 2013). Every therapist must find their style depending on the objectives they may have and the kind of families that are willing to receive intervention in order to obtain clear boundaries (Corey, 2013).
Benton, R. (Director). (1979). Kramer vs. Kramer [Motion picture]. USA.
Corey, G. (2013). Family Systems Therapy. In Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (9th ed., pp. 432-457). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Pub.