he process of family therapy entails creating a safe, secure, and therapeutic environment where each family member can express his/her thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or judgment. This is especially true for children and teenagers who often exhibit some form of resistance in order to avoid any signs of disapproval, disappointment, frustration, or anger from their parents. Joint family sessions can also assist children, teens, and their parents to collaboratively make decisions about responsibilities, rules, consequences, and rewards.
Family therapists typically focus on:
- Improving communication
- Establishing boundaries
- Enhancing family cohesion.