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Assignment: Structural and Strategic Family Therapy Walden University NURS - 6650M- Psychotherapy with Groups and Families Instructor: Vardah Seraphin Submitted on: 01/09/2020
Structural and Strategic Family Therapy Background In recent years due to proper training, interprofessionals that deal with psychiatric illnesses have done better in addressing high family emotions that have significant tendencies to disturb the structure of a family system. Two models that are very efficient and evidence-based interventions are Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy. The two models are different in their approach to therapy, but their outcomes show congruency with their contents. Family therapy is especially needed with adolescents that are experiencing mental health conditions, which may include a family system component (Sheehan, & Friedlander, (2015). Structural Family Therapy (SFT) has endorsed that a healthy family configuration survives by continuing engaged in fruitful interactions while disengaging from rigid structures that are no longer functional. In addition, the family structure remains healthy when special attention is paid to the makeup of the family system, such as the structure, subsystems, and boundaries (Nichols, pp. 110–128, 2014). The strength of SFT depends on how fast therapy can restore a healthy structure in many dimensions that make up the model, such as structure, subsystems, boundaries, alignments, and coalitions. The weakness is if functionality cannot be restored promptly. (Nichols, pp. 110–128, 2014)

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