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The Case for Family Therapy

The Case for Family Therapy

What common patterns of behavior can lead to family tensions and conflict? Family therapist Jenny Brown explains how to help families improve their relationships with the ones they love most.

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What is the core concept of Bowen's family systems theory?
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What factors determine the degree of anxiety in any one family?
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What are the best strategies for navigating family therapy between a parent and adult-aged children navigating loss and transition of family dynamics?
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How does someone make the decision between individual and family therapy for them-self or their child? Are there certain presentations that respond better to family therapy?
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What does it mean when family members are cutoff from each other and live in isolation from each other? Is this sometimes a preferable option?
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How do you handle the situation when parents bring their child along to therapy to be "fixed" by the therapist?
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How do therapists facilitate initial symptom relief when working within a family systems framework?
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Did Bowen place any importance on birth order? Does birth order provide any information for clinical practice?
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