What is Family therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy


Generic name: Couples/Family Therapy

Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy and family systems therapy, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. I

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve communication 3 1
Support mental / emotional health 3 0
A recent event or problem in the couple or family 2 0
Borderline Personality Disorder 1 0
Chronic neck pain 1 0
Communication difficulties 1 1

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Family therapy

Side effect Patients
Feeling annoyed 1

Why patients stopped taking Family therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 1
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 1
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Stopped participating in Family therapy

Duration Patients
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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There are no evaluations for Family therapy.