A structural family therapy approach to counselling families
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Families are living systems that grow and change over time. Families must be able to adapt to changes or else the viability of the family and its individual members is threatened. Structural family therapy is a therapeutic approach that recognizes that families possess many strengths and it attempts to move families beyond dysfunctional patterns of interaction. This practicum report describes the application of the structural family therapy model to eight families. This analysis will consider the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation, and as well, the overall effectiveness of the structural family therapy model.