Make Family Therapy a Means to Create Peace in a Family Conflict
Every family has its own growth where each one will learn how to interact with each other in a healthy way and also how to react to the rest of the world. Sometimes in the process, they cannot do it on their own to the point that they need an intervention during family conflict, and this can be done through family therapy.
Through family therapy, it would appear that there is something new that is developing within the family that signifies family growth and would sometimes be viewed as a difference. Examples would be one member may be turning to be super sensitive and irritable, or is feeling left out, or could be in trouble in school, and others. Other incidents of reactions could be like an argument between two people in the family which is becoming a regular thing, or somebody who is turning out to be labelled as a bothersome, and so on.
It is therefore important to find out the reasons underlying the behaviour of the disturber. It cannot be denied that there are underlying reasons why individuals would act the way they are acting, thus they are signalling something of their needs not being met and thus in the process are feeling hurt or frustrated, and this would attest to the observation that people do not act out for no reasons at all.
These disturbances that are creating imbalance in a family called conflict has to be intercepted with a new approach and this is called family therapy.
The form of psychotherapy that aims to solve family issues is called family therapy and this is done through family counselling. In the technique of family therapy treatment, multiple or all members of the family will have to participate since the family is considered a one unit. During the therapy, emphasis is placed on the members who are directly involved in the problem. Among the family issues that will be handled by the family therapist are marriage, divorce, children-parent relationships, family conflicts, depression, addictions and other similar incidents. Note that the focus of family therapy is on the relationship of the family and the interaction within the members of the family. It is thus the objective of the family therapist to work on solving the issue, and not pinpointing the cause, by emphasizing the family’s strength as a unit.
Through the family therapist, each member will resolve conflicts through effective communication that will help minimize the gaps between them. The conduct of the family members will be analyzed and will be advised for necessary changes of their conducts, while providing information as to the how and why of their behaviours.
In order to resolve specific concerns, the family therapist has to conduct regular sessions, and this will give importance and convince each to willingly participate and solve the matters on hand.