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Experiential Family Therapy
An overview of the concept of experiential family therapy.
# 92570 | 1,164 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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Experiential theory is an application that holds that people learn how to act in life by watching those in their circle.This paper presents an exploration of experiential family therapy. The writer examines the premise and structure of experiential theory and integrates the application of it with the ideas of Virginia Satir and Carl Whitaker. The writer also discusses a family and the use of experiential theory within that family's needs.

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"Using experiential theory as a base, the therapist should the family members to begin sharing feelings once a day with each other. As long as the family member choose another family member once a day to discuss a feeling or emotion with, the therapist does not set any other boundaries other than the receiving family member has to listen without comment or judgment then repeat back to the speaker what they believe the speaker was trying to say. A chart can be constructed for the younger children in which they place a face depicting how they are feeling that day on the day of the week. For instance if they are feeling sad they would place a sad face on the chart. Happiness will be denoted by a happy face. The parents need to be encourage to ask the children to talk about the face they chose and why they chose it. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Nichols, Michael. (2005) Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods (7th Edition) Allyn & Bacon; 7 edition (October 18, 2005)
  • Satir (accessed 9-25-06) http://www.hellingerboston.com/history.htm
  • The Experiential Approach(accessed 9-25-06) http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FGV/is_1_6/ai_101762676/pg_27
  • Virginia Satir (accessed 9-25-06) http://www.goldentriadfilms.com/films/people.htm

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