Definition of Family therapy

1. Noun. Any of several therapeutic approaches in which a family is treated as a whole.




Medical Definition of Family therapy

1. A form of group psychotherapy. It involves treatment of more than one member of the family simultaneously in the same session. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Therapy

family of procreation
family physician
family planning
family planning policy
family practice
family practice physician
family predisposition
family relations
family relationship
family restaurant
family restaurants
family reunion
family room
family rooms
family size
family therapy (current term)
family tree
family trees
family unit
family values
family way
familyish
familyless
familylessness
familylike
familymoon
familymoons
famine
famine dropsy
famine fever

Literary usage of Family therapy

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1. Treatment of Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders: A Treatment by Ken C. Winters, Ken C. Winters, Ph.d. (2000)
"In one situation, family therapy might refer to an educational session or a discussion of family problems with a substance abuse counselor. ..."

2. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abusers by Alfred S. Friedman (1998)
"Chapter 9 Structural family therapy for Adolescent Substance Abusers and Their Families Lillian Frankel The preceding chapter by Alfred Friedman provided an ..."

3. Empowering Families, Helping Adolescents: Family-Centered Treatment of edited by Wendy Snyder (1998)
"The Unique Appeal of family therapy Training family therapy training is an ... family therapy techniques, because they are behavioral in nature and aimed at ..."

4. Drug Abuse Prevention Through Family Interventions edited by Rebecca S. Ashery, Elizabeth B. Robertson, Karol L. Kumpfer (2000)
"The bet ween-groups factor was the two levels of intervention (structural family therapy and group therapy), and the within-groups factor was time, ..."

5. A Hispanic edited by Jose Szapocznik (1998)
"In 1975, the Spanish Family Guidance Center in Miami, Florida, adopted Structural family therapy (Szapocznik, Scopetta, Aranalde, & Kurtines, 1978; ..."

6. Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers by Diane Depanfilis (1995)
"family therapy family therapy can also be a constructive approach if the family members ... The following are the specific objectives of family therapy when ..."

7. Mental Health, United States, 1996 edited by Ronald W. Manderscheid, Mary A. Sonnenschein (1998)
"Marriage and family therapy Marriage and family therapy grew out of the public's demand for professional assistance with marital difficulties, ..."

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