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This work explores the model of family 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 *****itiatives in families that are working with the issue of acculturation. The studies of Minuchin ***** Haley ***** focused upon and the work of Todd (2006) is also taken into consideration. Th***** ***** ***** how SFT might effectively be applied by a minister of the neighborhood organization PACT and ***** ***** Christian principles ***** ***** effectively and successfully applied in the SFT therapy.


***** TO SFT

***** - THE FOCUS

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

Salvador ***** pioneered the approach of "***** Family Therapy" (SFT) It ***** related throughout the content of the various works of Salvador Minuchin is that ***** ***** *****in the framework of structural ***** therapy is applied 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 *****al type *****.

***** symptoms displayed within the ***** 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 ***** of the nature that true re***** ***** the structure must be accomplished through resolution of conflicts and correction in interaction ***** the family organizational *****. (Theory and Practice of Counseling ***** Psychotherapy Family ***** Therapy, nd)

***** to Thomas C. Todd, Ph.D. at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in the work entitled: "Primer of Structural ***** Therapy" th***** in ********** years of teaching and supervising he has spent in ***** t*****rapy that he became "convinced ***** a concise introduction to structural family therapy (SFT) would be valuable." This work ***** *****'s is a wonderful read and conveys clearly that the therap*****t is actually "an orchestra leader or stage direc*****r" but conveys just as ***** that it's ***** 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 *****ing repetitive in ***** or that is repeated over again and again. The ********** also must watch for patterns in non*****verbal behavior such ***** cross arms, crossing of legs and even the ***** twitching of the foot ***** all signs of repetitive ***** and interaction. (Todd, 2006)

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


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