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any of several therapeutic approaches in which a family is treated as a whole

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Family systems theory (Minuchin, 1974) also helps us to understand how the relationship a parent has with a foster child can affect the relationship which the birth child has with their parents and their foster sibling.
Conferencing increases client participation while being consistent with family systems theory and other key ideas informing contemporary welfare practice.
Family systems theory supports this understanding of sibling relationships as well as parent-child relationships as being an interactive, interdependent network in which the behavior of each individual or subsystem modifies that of the other individuals or subsystems (Minuchin, 1985).
Hewlett develops an ecological family systems theory of paternal care-giving, arguing that shared communicative activity between partners leads to greater partner intimacy, as well as increased infant care by fathers.
Mainstream contemporary psychology offers a rich model for interpreting family interaction: family systems theory, founded on the concept of the "undifferentiated family ego mass" (or enmeshed family identity) that family therapists believe prevails in families where identity boundaries have disappeared, and where individuation is almost absent.
A third major strength is the use of family case studies to describe family systems theory, research findings, and successful clinical family intervention strategies.
Shiff narrowed the scope from the range of systems theories to one specific, natural systems theory in her treatment of the work of Philip Roth: Bowen Family Systems Theory.
Priest and psychologist Blessing revisits the families of the Bible using the technique of Family Systems Theory.
The family's functioning is just as important, because, according to family systems theory (and bucketsful of evidence), the well-being of one member of a family affects the well-being of other members of the family living in the same household.
Triangles; Bowen family systems theory perspectives.
Family systems theory can also be an effective tool and resource in understanding the emotional processes and dynamics of life and leadership in religious congregations.
Elaine Walton discusses several conceptual frameworks for family-centered services which are derived from family systems theory.
Once the principles of family systems theory and systemic interviewing have been thoroughly explained and illustrated by genograms, the authors go on to present clinical applications in both family therapy and family medicine and to explore new frontiers of research, particularly the use of computer-generated genograms.