Disadvantages Of Structural Family Therapy

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Family counseling approaches are designed to enhance the relationships that exists between different members of the same family, such as between the parents and children. In family therapy, the changes that happen will be measured by how much improvement is made in the family’s ability to communicate better following therapy sessions. Family therapy may be necessitated by the differences between ideas, opinions, or ideals between two or more family members. Such differences will often result in conflicts, lack of misunderstanding and strained communication (Winek, 2010). It is common for family members to develop more tension while living within the same environments, which can, and most likely will, exacerbate their relationship. Often, …show more content…
This method of psychotherapy was designed by Salvador Munchin. The goal is for the therapist to identify and address issues between the family members and how they function collectively. In this type of therapy, where the emphasis is on family, the therapist will try to observe family interactions on a deeper, more personal, level in order to understand how the family operates. Due to the realization that each family system is unique and one of a kind, therapists have come to the conclusion that in order to effectively treat families, they must approach each unit case by case and find what works for them. The problems and conflicts found within each family must be approached independently from what has worked with previous clients. The family dynamics play largely into how the family will need to be addressed, and as mentioned, each family is …show more content…
The therapist will be able to make each member active in the process of changing the hierarchical system. He or she will be able to establish the family structure through identifying the hierarchies, balance of power, and features of the subsystems (Minuchin, Reiter, Walker, Pascale, & Reynolds, 2014). He will then be able to plan for effective measures through which the structures will be

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