Family Therapist

Family Therapists talk with families about their strengths and successes as well as about the problems that they are facing. 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. They usually ask questions in order to hear from all the members of the family who attend.

Family Therapists want to find out how the family wants things to change and what they can do to help the family. Together with the family they try to work out other possibilities of dealing with problems, so that the family will find their own way of moving on. Family Therapists thus not only support change with individuals but also in their relationships in the family and beyond, so children, young people, adults and/or those important to them are continually supported.

 

This page was last updated: 2008-11-24 05:15 AM

Listen to someone who has had family therapy