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structural family therapy

STRUCTURAL FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

ABSTRACT

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 ***** has been effectively used specifically in ***** *****itiatives in families that are working with the *****sue of acculturation. The studies of Minuchin and Haley are foc***** upon and the work of Todd (2006) is also taken into consideration. This work explores 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 ***** SFT therapy.

STRUCTURAL FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

***** TO SFT

***** - THE FOCUS

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

Salvador Minuchin pioneered the approach of "Structural Family Therapy" (SFT) It is related throughout the content of the various works of Salvador ***** is that the focus *****in the framework of structural ***** 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 *****ing an organizational type *****.

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

***** to Thomas C. *****, Ph.D. at the Adler School ***** Professional Psychology in the work entitled: "Primer of Structural ***** *****" that in the years of teaching ***** supervising he has spent in ***** therapy that he *****came "convinced that 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 director" but conveys just as ***** that it's ***** not all ad' lib but contains specific systematic approaches ***** it as well. "Patterns" within communication refers to the repeated types of communication *****d interaction that are *****ed as being repetitive in nature or that is repeated over again and *****. The therapist also must watch for patterns in non*****verbal behavior such ***** cross arms, cross*****g of legs and even the repetitive twitching ***** ***** foot are all signs of repetitive communication ***** *****. (Todd, 2006)

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

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