lecture 4 (7) - Marital and family therapists Definition A...

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Marital and family therapists Definition A marriage and family therapist is a person who has received advanced, specialized training and has practiced therapy for an extended period, typically a minimum of 3,000 hours, under the close supervision of a competent, licensed professional. A marital and family counselor must be licensed by passing both written and oral examinations as well as completing continuing education requirements. Licenses to practice are issued by individual states. Description A marital and family counselor concentrates on these two aspects of human behavior. While individuals may seek and receive individual counseling, complete families or marital pairs are more commonly seen together during counseling sessions. Different theoretical models exist for marital and family therapy . However, these share a common thread of concentrating on interactions between and among members of a dysfunctional unit. The goal of marital and family therapists is to improve relationships between marital partners or
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