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focuses on the interactions of family members as a way of understanding the structure or organization of a familyconcentrate on how, when, and to whom family members relateThrough this information the structure of a family and the problems that bring the family into therapy can be assessed
Structural Family Therapy
nJoining the family in a position of leadership nMapping its underlying structure nIntervening in ways designed to transform an ineffective structure
Three functions of Structural family therapists
nJoining nAccommodation nFamily mapping nWorking with family interactions, tracking sequences nUnbalancing nEnactments
nIntensifying nBoundary making nRestructuring (strengthening diffuse boundaries and softening rigid ones) nReframing nIssuing directives
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