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




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

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

***** symptoms displayed within the ***** are the direct result or "by product of structural 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 the nature that true re***** of the ***** must be accomplished through resolution of conflicts and correction in *****teraction ***** the family organizational structure. (Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 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 ***** *****" that in the years ***** teaching ***** supervising he has spent in ***** t*****rapy ***** he became "convinced that a concise introduction to structural family therapy (*****) would be valuable." This work of Todd's is a wonderful read and conveys clearly that the therap*****t is actually "an orchestra leader or stage *****or" but conveys just as ***** that it's ***** not all ad' lib but contains specific systematic approaches within it as well. "Patterns" w*****hin communication refers ***** the repeated ********** ***** communication *****d interaction that are *****ed as *****ing repetitive in ***** or that is repeated over again and again. The therapist also must watch for patterns in non*****verbal behavior such as cross arms, cross*****g of legs and even the repetitive twitching ***** the foot ***** all signs of repetitive communication ***** *****. (Todd, 2006)

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


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