Some examples of structural family therapy are enactment, restructuring and unbalancing. Another example of structural family therapy is joining, a technique in which the therapist temporarily joins the family network in order to offer suggestions for structural changes.
Although structural family therapy is not as well-known as some other therapies like psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, it is quite effective. SFT is not that different from family systems therapy, as it also considers family as a unit which grows and evolves with the passage of time and goes on to form culture and community.
Structural family therapy was developed out of work with people from the lower socioeconomic background. In the 1960s while he was training as a psychoanalyst, Minuchin began to develop structural family therapy through his work at Wiltwyck School in New York. This was a school for boys who were troubled.
In the current paper, one of the family therapy models, the structural family therapy by Salvador Minuchin, will be discussed. Its historical background, some facts from the developer’s life, and different aspects of the theory will be analyzed to make the evaluation of the case study within the frames of the chosen model possible.
Therapeutic interventions for troubled families often sound and appear unusual or abstract, such as “Structural Family Therapy” or “SFT,” for example. This isn’t a name that instantly rolls off your tongue, or a therapy you hear used frequently in the press or in movies, such as the more ubiquitous techniques of psychoanalysis and ...
Structural family therapy (SFT) is a method of psychotherapy developed by Salvador Minuchin which addresses problems in functioning within a family. Structural family therapists strive to enter, or "join", the family system in therapy in order to understand the invisible rules which govern its functioning, map the relationships between family members or between subsets of the family, and...
Structural family therapy (SFT) is a treatment that addresses patterns of interaction that create problems within families. Mental health issues are viewed as signs of a dysfunctional family ...
Family therapy is any form of therapy that treats the family as a unit, rather than trying to improve relationships and relationship dynamics by treating just one member of the family. Structural Family Therapy (SFT) is a subset within family therapy that treats the entire family as a unit, and works to create healthier, more effective ...
Family therapy is a way for you and your family to learn how to maintain healthy family relationships, communicate effectively with family members, and work cooperatively to solve family problems. This type of therapy is unique, in that problems are viewed through a broader lens and as part of the complex system of the family.
This paper discusses the structural family therapy together with its theoretical tenets that help to resolve familial problems. It first establishes a case study that forms the basis of discussion for this paper.