Change is inevitable throughout the lifespan. Families are greatly impacted by such events. Going to therapy together can develop resilience, improve problem behaviors, and increase satisfaction in relationships.
All members of the family are active participants in the session and have a role to play in treatment. It is common for clients in family therapy to partake in relationship building exercises along with activities that promote skill-building in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving, and coping with symptoms.
Sometimes the therapist might assign tasks for the family to practice new skills outside of the session. Depending on the family situation, members might also choose to attend individual and couples therapy as well.