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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 form that is presently be*****g used ***** has been effectively used specifically in SFT initiatives in families that are working with the *****sue of acculturation. The studies of Minuchin and 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 ***** ***** ***** Christian principles might be effectively and successfully applied in the SFT *****rapy.

STRUCTURAL FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

INTRODUCTION TO SFT

SFT - THE FOCUS

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

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

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

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

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

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