Family Therapy Essay by Master Researcher

Family Therapy
A discussion regarding family therapy as apposed to individual therapy.
# 86336 | 2,250 words | 1 source | 2005 | US

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This paper discusses family therapy as the solution of today's world. According to this paper, the reason for this seems to be that it shifts the former scope of therapy from focusing on the individual and the relationship between the therapist and patient as seen in psychotherapy.

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"Family therapy has been the modern answer to complications within the family because it alters the former scope of therapy that previously was centrally focused solely on the individual and the relationship between the patient and the therapist in psychotherapy. Begun by Freud and Rogers this type of therapy contended that the patient was undergoing psychological problems in life because of "unhealthy interactions with others". It did not, however, consider that these unhealthy interactions could be the result of closely knit families undergoing psychological problems that were elevated by problems between each other, or because of problems that arose out of a family's day-to-day lives. Therefore, "pioneers" in the field, (John Bell, Murray Bowen, Nathan Ackerman, Carl Whitaker, Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, and Salvador Minuchin) identified that the family as a whole was often in need of treatment, and that family therapy would serve to make the unit a healthier base for all members to thrive in."

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