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structural family therapy

STRUCTURAL 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 and has been effectively used specifically in ***** initiatives in families that are working with the issue of acculturation. The studies of Minuchin ***** Haley are 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 and ***** the Christian principles ***** be effectively and successfully applied in the SFT **********.

STRUCTURAL FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

INTRODUCTION TO SFT

***** - THE FOCUS

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

Salvador ***** pioneered the approach of "***** Family Therapy" (SFT) It ***** related throughout the content ***** the various works of Salvador Minuchin is that the ***** *****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 family and ***** family being an *****al type structure.

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

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

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

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