family therapy

noun
the psychotherapeutic treatment of more than one member of a family simultaneously at the same session, based on the assumption that problems can best be understood and corrected by observing the interaction of family members and identifying methods for improving their interrelationships.

Origin:
1975–80

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family therapy
 
n
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

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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.
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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.

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Example sentences
Individual cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, and family therapy have all been successful.
Family therapy may be helpful if family conflict is contributing to the depression.
Other types of psychotherapy, such as family therapy and supportive therapy, may also be effective.
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