Family System Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves all the members of a family unit. It seeks to address people, not on an individual level, but in a more general way, including their close associations. It supports the notion that relationships in the family form a vital part of the emotional health of each entity within the household. Well, viewing the family as an emotional unit is what we are meant to believe with the use of the family system therapy.
It fosters collaboration regardless of the things that affect the relationships in the family unit. Stressful life events including illnesses, divorce, separation, and the death of loved ones are all dealt with during therapy sessions. It is sensitive to diverse family relationships and forms, different cultures and beliefs. It is also considerate of the needs, problems, backgrounds, and ages of each within the family unit. Looking at it, we are meant to think that our personal thinking and behavior is informed by the whole intent and role of our families from where we hail.
Intergenerational family therapy
It acknowledges the generational influence on both family and individual behavior. It suggests that our current problems may likely be rooted in the history and deeds of our previous generations. It helps in the identification of our multigenerational behavioral patterns, which gives answers to our current situations.
Structural family therapy
It focuses on the behavior, patterns and much more, on the relationships exhibited during the therapy sessions. It allows the better evaluation of the concrete structure of the family. The family subsystems including parental or sibling subsystems, which underlie the family structure, are examined to get the best out of the therapy sessions.
Strategic family therapy
It focuses on family functions and processes. The treatment includes communication within the family, and the way problems are solved. The evaluation is done outside the therapy session using techniques that include redefining a problem scenario or using other interventions. These interventions would lead to expected results without intensive analysis of the source of the problem.