The Sure Word for Today's quotation for the week:
God Is My Praise.
Types of Mental Health Therapy — Part 4.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14 (KJV).
The fourth type of mental Health therapy on our list is Family Therapy. Family Therapy is a type of psychological counselling (psychotherapy) that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family Therapy is usually provided by a psychologist, clinical social worker or licensed therapist. Family Therapy is often short term and may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family's situation. Family Therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you're done going to therapy sessions.
Family Therapy can help you improve troubled relationships with your partner, children or other family members. You may address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, a conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. It is not uncommon for certain family members to be resistant to Family Therapy.
Your family may pursue Family Therapy along with other types of mental health treatment, especially if one of you has a mental illness or addiction that also requires additional treatment or rehabilitation treatment.
- Family Therapy can help family members cope when a loved one has a severe mental illness. The patient should continue with their individualised treatment plan, including medications, one-on-one therapy or other treatment.
- In cases of addiction, the family can attend Family Therapy while the person who has the addiction participates in residential treatment. Sometimes the family may participate in Family Therapy even if the person with an addiction hasn't sought out their own treatment.
Family Therapy can be helpful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. It can help you, and your family members understand one another better and learn coping skills to bring you closer together.
- Bowenian (intergenerational family therapy)
- Systemic (Milan Model)
Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for you to show kindness and to make a difference. Kindness is a gift anyone can afford to give.
All Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the HOLY BIBLE unless otherwise indicated.
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