Family therapy




Familytherapy is, with no doubt, one of the most fundamental therapy fieldsin the contemporary society. It involves the assistance ofindividuals that have close relationship with each other enablingthem to explore and express the difficult thoughts and emotionsfreely and comprehend each others’ views and experiences,appreciate their needs and make crucial changes (Nichols, 2013). Resistance to family therapy may be manifested in the form ofcancellation of appointments, clients being incapable of changingtheir behavior, refusal to see a particular therapist, or frequentlychanging the therapist, as well as refusal to speak (Nichols, 2013).

Apsychoanalystic therapist, in this case, must assign tasks where theindividual seeking therapy talks to others about bringing theresistant ones to therapy. The therapist would work with theseresistances as opposed to the cognitive-behavioral therapist sincethey hinder the performance of his task and the success of histherapy, unlike a cognitive behavioral therapy who would seek tounderstand the basis for the resistances. They must be assisted toovercome the fears, and assigned tasks that would modify theirrelationship with each other (Metcalf,2011).This is different from what a cognitive-behavioral therapist would doas, he or she would be forced to inculcate the existing relationshipof the family in the picture (Metcalf,2011).

PsychoanalyticFamily Therapy and Managed Care

Indeed,psychoanalytic family therapy becomes crucial even in this era ofmanaged care. This is because it comes in handy in the prevention ofprevention of problems like behavioral difficulties deteriorating tomental health breakdown and delinquency. On the same note, thepsychoanalytic family therapy would be helpful in solving issues thataffect the relationships among family member, the functioning offamilies and their supportive roles (Goldenberg&ampGoldenberg, 2013).Even in the times of managed care, there is always the possibility ofcrisis and longstanding problems. The involvement of the entirefamily in the treatment would come in handy in averting thepossibility of pathologizing the individual and assist in resolvingthe problem in a more effective manner (Goldenberg&ampGoldenberg, 2013).


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Metcalf,L. (2011).&nbspMarriageand family therapy: A practice-oriented approach.New York: Springer Pub. Co.

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