Family therapy is a type of therapy that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.
In general, any situation or problem that affects the relationships between family members, their functioning and their support role, can benefit from family or systemic therapy. Similarly, any individual problem affecting their family relationships and contexts would benefit from a systemic approach.
Family therapy is useful in times of crisis and also for long-term problems. It is also effective in preventing problems such as behavioural disturbances or mental health crises.
The main objectives of family therapy are, improving the functioning of the family at different levels; the increase of mutual understanding and emotional support among the members of the same and the development of coping strategies and problem solving skills in face of different dilemmas and life situations.