Family Systems Therapy is a therapeutic approach that views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health. Therapy interventions usually focus on relationship patterns rather than on analyzing impulses of the unconscious mind or early childhood trauma of individuals as a Freudian therapist would do. Source. Family Systems Therapy must be distinguished from "Family-Based Therapy," also called "Maudsley."
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