WHAT IS THE FAMILY THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Family
therapy is to encourage the adults in the family to resolve any issues they may
have had as a result of their own family history, and to help them to rewrite
their own emotional stories. Therefore,
the therapist has to first identify the problems in an initial interview. The therapist will try to identify themes
from the past of both adults. These themes may have been brought to the present
family situation by one or both adults. As such, the aim of the first session
is to understand the problems in a historical context, begin to reframe the
problems, develop a positive relationship between the partners, and to help
each partner to identify the fact that themes from their families are affecting
the problem and their ability to deal with the problem. They will also
construct a genogram to help the family and the therapist to identify the key

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