Family therapy is a space for personal growth and greater knowledge of the dynamics and feelings, relationships and alliances that exist in any family context. The therapeutic process consists of sessions with all members of the family system together as well as individual sessions with each member to see different angles of relationship and possible toxic or pathological links. The aim is to evolve every member of healthy and autorealizante way, and dissolve or eradicate unhealthy old patterns of relationship and to better understand and manage family constellations coming back to the nuclear family, ie grandparents and great-grandparents, chains affective and relational styles that sometimes come submerged and need to be visible to change or improve them.
Who can go to family therapy
It is especially recommended for psychological or psychiatric minors diagnoses in cases of adolescent problems in children and in situations mourning the loss of a family member or divorce with minor children involved, to soften the effect on all such radical changes.
Family therapy exercises
The tasks usually recommend experts in psychology in these processes are exercise and improve communication skills and emotional expression, as well as organizing conscious contact time and family activities work between the different members, designed for such situations, caring somatize of which more or suffer more.
Duration of family therapy
The duration of this therapy varies depending on the severity and damage or pathology immersed in the family context, but usually sufficient 10-20 sessions. In some not very serious cases with 5 sessions may be sufficient.
Results of family therapy: promoting closeness
The results are often very favorable, as they encourage closeness between members and diseased structures allow changing relationship more healthy and liberating for all of them. In general all members grow because they are more aware and have learned other relational dynamics. It all depends, of course, the degree of involvement and motivation for change they have; They are not always prepared to face all and there may be resistance or occasional explosions but, eventually, if he insists and gives time and stay in attending the sessions, secure positive results are achieved.
Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante