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THERAPIES 2 Structural Versus Strategic Family Therapies Family Therapy does not offer a single theory solution for new family therapists. The structural and strategic therapies are both applied in family therapy, and they have many variations in both the theory and applications. A therapist must identify families and consider these variations and their potentials in developing a treatment plan that will bring potential impacts on the clients. Summary Structural family therapy focuses on family behaviour, understanding and relationships during a family gathering. The actions and factors that are upheld in a family gathering assist the therapists in analyzing the formation of the family[ CITATION Luc19 \l 1033 ]. The therapist is allowed to consider other aspects such as roles played during the family gatherings. Some subsystems fall under the family structure, and they may entail sibling or parental formations. These subsystems assist in the provision of more information concerning the system in the family. On the other hand, strategic family therapy focuses on the family functions and these range from the family's problem-solving patterns and the nature of their communication. This critical information can be achieved when the analysis is done away from the therapy session. This technique involves the application of paradoxical insights or the recreation of a given challenge to assist in the creation of the desired outcome[ CITATION Mic20 \l 1033 ]. This technique is based on the belief that there are changes that can drastically happen, lacking the intensive analysis of the source of the problem.

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