|a form of psychotherapy in which the members of a family participate, with the aim of improving communications between them and the ways in which they relate to each other|
|Main Entry:||family therapy|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||a type of psychotherapy that involves the family as a whole in sessions or treatments|
|Example:||Family therapy can improve family relationships and processes, helping members to understand and modify home influences that contribute to mental disorder in one or more family members, and improve communication.|
family therapy n.
A form of psychotherapy in which the interrelationships of family members are examined in group sessions in order to identify and alleviate problems of one or more family members.