In the modern world, psychological assistance is an indispensable attribute for achieving a successful and conscious relationship with themself and between family members. Almost every member of society has its psychologist who is engaged in individual psychotherapy and counseling. At the same time, when using family psychotherapy, it is essential to note that the family is considered a whole. Simultaneously, individual family members are not allocated for independent treatment. I believe that it is more important than ever to observe this rule for the effective passage of therapy and improve clients’ psychological states.
It is vital to note that the effective passage of psychotherapy implies the client’s consistency and desire to make progress in improving relations between family members. The main difficulty is that persons need to make much effort to see the situation and themselves from the outside. Furthermore, if at least one family member does not meet these requirements, then the family has a reduced chance that relations between its members will improve.
That is why it is crucial to set a clear goal when coming to psychotherapy. It will show the specific result that family members have achieved while working with a psychotherapist (Corey et al., 2017). Corey et al. (2017) claim that “the goal is to assist clients in achieving a greater degree of independence and integration so they can better cope with problems as they identify them.” (p. 171). Moreover, with the help of a therapist and the presence of all family members, it is possible to discuss some issues whose roots grow from past generations. However, when working with one of the family members, it is impossible to understand the overall picture of the situation since each family member’s opinion is subjective.
To sum up, family psychotherapy is essential for those who want to achieve results and improve family relationships. Therefore, it is vital that psychotherapy is conducted according to the rules and becomes the reason for the better well-being of clients.
Corey, G., U Bawa, & Nicholas, L. J. (2017). Theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. Cengage Learning.