Family therapy is a very active type of therapy done to help and support family members in improving communication and resolving conflicts. It assists the family in identifying conflicts and anxieties and helps the family develop strategies to resolve those issues and get through stressful times.
The treatment plan and the number of sessions required will depend on the family’s problems and the willingness of the members to participate in therapy. During the sessions, the family and the therapist set mutual goals and discuss the length of time needed to achieve those goals. All family members or those most able to participate are not required to be present in all sessions.
By attending group therapy, family members will learn on how families function in general and how they can use their individual strengths to help or handle conflicts and changes within the family.