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1Family TherapyFamily therapy is a form of psychotherapy that studies the conflict of the family structureand seeks to improve the interactions between family members. The framework of family therapy views the problems that need changing in the family as a whole instead of focusing on the individual’s problems. There are many different approaches to family therapy that can be utilized by the therapist. The type of treatment employed depends on the issues that the family is having. 5 The purpose of this assignment is to summarize the key points and compare the weaknesses and strengths in structural and strategic family therapy.Structural Family TherapyStructural family therapy focuses on reordering the family system according to how the roles and power are distributed amongst family members. This type of therapy makes sure that the parents are working as a team in setting boundaries for their children. The therapist works onstrengthening the relationship between the adults and siblings while making sure no one person in the family carries all the power. One or more family members may step behind a one-way mirror so they can see the patterns of interactions amongst the family members (King, 2018).

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