Essay about Where is MFT now
For each man, the radical shift to family-centric care is a keystone of their professional careers (Fraenkel, 2005; Framo, 1996). The inefficacy of …show more content…
These men faced similar challenges in practicing family systems therapy. Framo and Fraenkel point out that comprehensive research and training for marital and family therapy was lacking even 30 years after its inception (Fraenkel, 2005; Framo, 1996). Both authors further explain that competition for reimbursement, logistics of time and space, and internal conflicts in the profession about definition and direction plagued its growth. Framo believes there has become a “pop” quality to having the newest idea or technique and it has become more important than the treatment of patients (Framo, 1996). In the 1984 article, Fraenkel states the changing face of the family itself undermines the profession’s popularity while demonstrating its flexibility and resilience (Fraenkel, 2005).
The viewpoints of these articles seem to broadly agree. The major contrast between these articles and these men lies in their perception of their place in the history of MFT. Framo very much claims his place as a creator of the theory (Framo, 1996). He announces the importance of