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structural family therapy

STRUCTURAL FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

ABSTRACT

This work explores the model of ***** counseling and therapy known as "Structural Family Therapy." In this study SFT is explored in its original form as well as in a ***** that is presently be*****g used and has been effectively used specifically in SFT ********** in families that are working with the ********** of acculturation. The studies of Minuchin ***** Haley ***** focused upon and the work of Todd (2006) is also taken into consideration. This ***** ***** how SFT might effectively be applied by a minister of the neighborhood organization PACT and how ***** Christian principles might ***** effectively ***** successfully applied in the SFT therapy.

STRUCTURAL FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

INTRODUCTION TO SFT

SFT - THE FOCUS

The focus of ***** work is the method termed: "***** Family *****."

Salvador ***** pioneered the approach of "Structural Family Therapy" (SFT) It is related throughout the content ***** the various works of Salvador Minuchin ***** that ***** focus within the framework of structural family ***** is ***** directly upon the interactions that go on within the family and that this knowledge is used in gaining a comprehension of the precise structure of the ***** and ***** family being an organizational type structure.

The symptoms displayed ***** the family are the direct result or "by product of ***** failing." (Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy ***** System Therapy, nd) The changes ***** must occur within the organization of the family structure are of ***** nature that true re***** of the ***** ***** be accomplished through resolution of conflicts a***** correction in inter*****ction within the family organizational structure. (***** and Practice of ***** and Psychotherapy Family ***** Therapy, nd)

According to Thomas C. *****, Ph.D. at the Adler School ***** Professional Psychology in the work entitled: "Primer of Structural ***** Therapy" th***** in the years of teaching ***** supervising he has spent in ***** *****rapy that he ********** "convinced ***** a concise introduction to structural family therapy (SFT) would be valuable." This work of Todd's is a wonderful read and conveys clearly that the *****rap*****t is actually "an orchestra leader or stage *****or" but conveys just as ***** that it's is not all ad' lib but contains specific systematic approaches within it as *****. "Patterns" w*****hin communication refers ***** the repeated types ***** communication ***** interaction that are noted as being repetitive in ***** or that is repeated over again and *****. The ********** also must watch for patterns in non*****verbal behavior such as cross arms, cross*****g of legs and even the repetitive twitching of the foot ***** all signs of repetitive communication and interaction. (Todd, 2006)

***** relation to verbal communication ***** (2006) states ***** "it is important ***** note who talks to *****m, whether transaction are completed or interrupted, whether communications typically take place between two members (a dyad) ***** includes a tri*****d or even agreement or d*****agreement between particular ***** members. Shifts in ***** are also noted related ***** the pattern in communication.

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