Family Therapy – Part 2

The founder of “Conjoint Family Therapy” was Virginia Satir. It’s impossible to write about family therapy without mentioning her name.  Although some may consider her work to be dated and unscientific she undoubtedly made some very uncanny observations about the way we as human beings behave in families.  Her contribution to this field is withoutContinue reading “Family Therapy – Part 2”

Family Therapy – A Brief History of Part 1

Historically psychotherapy has always been about treating the individual, some methods of therapy (of which there are in excess of 160 different kinds!) still believe in just treating the individual completely independantly of their family or friends. Bowlby and Freud started working with some family members, in particular Bowlby was concerned about attachments that weContinue reading “Family Therapy – A Brief History of Part 1”

Family Systems

What is a family system? It can mean a lot of things, for instance, people could be brought up with people outside of their natural family but class them as their family. Family could also mean a committed relationship or relationships in general. Family systems theory suggests that individuals cannot be understood in isolation fromContinue reading “Family Systems”