family therapy


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family therapy

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(Psychiatry) a form of psychotherapy in which the members of a family participate, with the aim of improving communications between them and the ways in which they relate to each other
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Noun1.family therapy - any of several therapeutic approaches in which a family is treated as a whole
group psychotherapy, group therapy - psychotherapy in which a small group of individuals meet with a therapist; interactions among the members are considered to be therapeutic
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Results clearly demonstrated that all mothers showed reduced alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine use over time, but moms in family therapy saw their substance use decrease more quickly.
In addition to the nine chapters focused on individual play therapy, there are four chapters on utilizing play in family therapy, and two additional chapters on utilizing short-term play approaches in groups.
North Brooklyn Marriage and Family Therapy has seen that the last two years brought a significant amount of couples and individuals, but also business partners, families and adult siblings in need of assistance.
Thanks to a generous donation from the couple, the counselling and observation rooms at the Family Institute have been fully refurbished to continue offering independent psychotherapy services, counselling and family therapy services to the public.
Behavioural Family Therapy can make a really positive contribution to families dealing with mental health difficulties.
Psychiatric Center as well as child fellows receive supervision in couples and family therapy, courses, seminars, electives, and more.
The introductory chapters cover the foundations and theoretical orientations of Medical Family Therapy.
In 2010, the California native opened Chenal Family Therapy in Little Rock.
The 26 chapters in this volume have been contributed by marriage and family therapy researchers from the US and Canada, who describe advanced methods in marriage and family therapy research drawn from family studies, family sociology, family psychology, nursing, and clinical psychology that concentrate on validity, nonindependence, and assessing change.
Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care is a fully revised and updated rendition of the 1992 book "Medical Family Therapy: A Psychosocial Approach to Families With Health Problems".
Both were scheduled to sit down in the same room with Lindsay this weekend at the Betty Ford Center for family therapy.
A study by Wilson and Stith (1993) examined the experiences of African American master's-level students enrolled in family therapy programs.