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Family Therapy

In this subdiscipline: 1,742 papers

Discipline summary

Family Therapy, also known as Family and Couples Therapy, is a sub-discipline of psychotherapy which views the family unit as a system. As such, family therapy research deals with revealing the different ways in which different family systems function, and developing therapeutic tools which are system-informed. As a therapeutic approach, it develops ways of implementation of system-tools in practice, i.e. mental healthcare, general practice and community.

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  1. In this article, we attempt to distinguish between the properties of moderator and mediator variables at a number of levels. First, we seek to make theorists and researchers aware of the importance of not using the terms moderator and mediator…
  2. In this article we argue that much of what makes one treatment effective is common to other forms of effective treatment--both in psychotherapy generally and in marital and family therapy (MFT) specifically. Yet MFT has largely ignored the research…
  3. In this article we outline a conceptualization of attachment processes within the family. We argue that the key elements of attachment processes are affect regulation, interpersonal understanding, information processing, and the provision of comfort…

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