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structural family therapy

***** 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 form that is presently be*****g used ***** has been effectively used specifically in ***** initiatives in families that are working with the *****sue of acculturation. The studies of Minuchin and Haley ***** foc***** upon and the work of Todd (2006) is also taken into consideration. Th***** work ***** how SFT might effectively be applied by a minister of the neighborhood organization PACT ***** ***** ***** Christian principles ***** ***** effectively and successfully applied in the SFT **********.

STRUCTURAL FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

***** TO SFT

***** - THE FOCUS

The ********** of ***** ***** is the method termed: "Structural Family *****."

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

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

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

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

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