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THEME-FOCUSED FAMILY-THERAPY - THE INNER EMOTIONAL WORLD OF THE FAMILY

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JournalJournal of Family Therapy
DatePublished - Nov 1995
Issue number4
Volume17
Number of pages24
Pages (from-to)411-434
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper is an account of a method of family work developed for social workers in social services departments which allows them to work with the emotional impact on children and adults of traumatic events in family life. Theme-focused family therapy has been designed to meet the needs of the families and also to enable social workers and their supervisors to develop both psychodynamic and systemic perspectives in their work with families. It is a staged approach, moving from individual work to a structured family interview through to a series of theme-focused family sessions. It is phased in this way both to facilitate the development of a therapeutic attachment between social worker and family and to take account of the crises that can interrupt planned work in social services departments. Theme-focused family therapy is carried out in partnership with families, and gives children a voice and a leading role in the therapeutic process. The approach is illustrated with a case example.

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