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Family Therapy

Family therapy is practiced by clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, and other health care professionals.

Family therapists help family members find constructive ways to help each other. They work in ways that acknowledge the contexts of people's families and other relationships, sharing and respecting individuals' different perspectives, beliefs, views, and stories, and exploring possible ways forward.

Family therapists thus not only support change in individuals but also in their relationships in the family and beyond, so children, young people, adults and/or those important to them are supported in continued recovery.

Family therapists’ areas of particular experience and expertise include:

• Family relationships and changes in family life

• Parenting issues

• Supporting family members through separation, mediation, and divorce

• Child and adolescent behaviour, including problems with attention and over-activity

• Emotional disorders including anxiety, depression, and grief following bereavement

• Supporting family members in step-family life

• Domestic violence


Sourced from: Association for Family Therapy, UK

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