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What happens during family therapy?

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Last Updated: 05/02/2017 at 8:18pm
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October 27th, 2015 11:37pm
During family therapy; family members are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings with other family members. They are taught different ways to communicate how they feel and how to respond to one another in healthier and more supportive ways.
October 24th, 2014 11:09am
its not for me to say but i could refer you to someone who can give you more information on what you are looking for?
November 8th, 2014 5:53pm
Lots of good things! I know from personal experience she helped my parents learn to accept things that I am struggling with and help them learn to talk to me in a positive way. I also learned myself to accept myself and help my family through the journey as well! Never be worried about it because it is usually a very good experience for the whole family. xoxo ~Emily
December 14th, 2014 9:31pm
Basically you would be in a room with your family and the therapist. The therapist tries to understand the situation, but they avoid taking sides. And they don't give you the straight answer..they just help you to seek it.
November 17th, 2014 4:35pm
You'll all get to tell your side of the story. Everyone has a chance to tell how they feel and what they wanna change.
November 23rd, 2014 4:41am
Families usually just talk about their problems and they try to fix them together. It sometimes helps and sometimes doesn't. It just depends.
November 30th, 2014 8:06pm
Typically during family therapy sessions, each family member will have the opportunity to express how they view things and what their opinion is on certain things that are discussed during that session. Family members will learn new coping skills, just like in individual sessions and each family member is able to get a different perspective from the sessions.
December 3rd, 2014 4:16pm
During family therapy you learn to catch up on everyone's feelings and learn to bring your family relationship closer.
December 20th, 2014 2:03pm
The therapist encourages the family to draw on the strengths and commitments shown and possessed by each member of the group and to build on their communication skills
December 23rd, 2014 3:23pm
During family therapy, they talk about their differences, their problems and other stuff that's been bothering them.
January 2nd, 2015 2:49am
Often there will be a specific topic to address. Everyone takes turns talking about their own opinions and ideas on the subject at hand. The therapist is there to help mediate and keep the group on track.
October 26th, 2015 4:41pm
everyone will sit down in a safe enviroment and talk about how they are feeling. you will do bonding exercises and work on what it means to be a family
November 9th, 2015 2:19am
Family therapy is for families to sit an talk to a therapist about their family issues and concerns and in return the therapist will teach ways to solve the issues and concerns shared by the families.
January 10th, 2017 12:06am
we get everyone involved the whole family and one by one we hear what they have to say . in family therapy everyone contributes and we try to get them to share no isolation . no one taking the lead no assign spokeperson for the family its why its called family therapy all contributions are essential.
May 2nd, 2017 8:18pm
The primary goals are for family members to repair their relationships with each other, to understand each other better, to communicate more effectively with each other, and to support each other. What happens in family therapy depends on the specific family and on the therapist's orientation to treatment. Understanding the objectives of family therapy, may help with understanding what could happen in family therapy with your family.