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Running Head: A Examination of Structural and Strategic Family Therapy 1A Examination of Structural and Strategic Family TherapyAmaka AkpunonuWalden UniversityNURS 6650, Psychotherapy with Groups and FamiliesJune 24, 2019
A Examination of Structural and Strategic Family Therapy 2IntroductionFamily therapy is used to help families repair relationships resolve conflicts and improve communications. FT looks at the family as a whole and how they function in order to improve their situation and it can work with a both immediate and extended family. From this point the purpose of the paper is to compare and contrast structural and strategic therapy and will display asnapshot of family and what type of therapy would be most help them (Nichols 2014). Structural Family TherapyFounded by Salvador Minuchin, Structural family therapy (SFT) is a type of therapy that theorized that the cause of family dysfunction is within the entire unit. Ever since,Minuchin, created the therapy, the purpose is to understand the roles of family in both a functional and dysfunctional context. Drawing form the systemic modem SFT, address challenges within the family by mapping out the relationships between the family, From these charts, the dynamics of the family are reviewed and the therapist works to repair the relationships by providing feedback that enables the family to deal with their issues in a health way. Family therapy is best when it used as an introspective focus, as the family needs time to process and increase the new conceptsand to find the root of the dysfunction (Colapinto 2019).Strategic Family TherapyStrategic family therapy focuses on resolving the conflicts in the family and focuses on the present. Created byMilton Erickson, the goal of this therapy is to reviews and address the

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