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structural family therapy

STRUCTURAL FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

ABSTRACT

***** 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 being used and has been effectively used specifically in SFT ********** in families that are working with the issue of acculturation. The studies of Minuchin ***** Haley are focused upon and the work of Todd (2006) is also taken into consideration. This work ***** how SFT might effectively be applied by a minister of the neighborhood organization PACT and how the Christian principles might be effectively and successfully applied in the SFT *****rapy.

STRUCTURAL FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

***** TO SFT

SFT - THE FOCUS

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

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

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

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

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

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