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How To Find Suitable Family Counselors


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How To Find Suitable Family Counselors

  1. 1. How To Find Suitable Family Counselors
  2. 2. Family counselors are based on the belief that family is a unique social system that has unique structures and patterns of communication. Importantly such patterns are determined by a number of factors. That is the belief of the parents, the personality of the members of such families and the influence of the extended families. This variable results into development of unique personality that is powerful in influencing family members. Family therapy is based on the following concepts that is:
  3. 3. Assisting in the treatment of an illness in a family as a whole. When a member of such structures fell in ill. It is important that they seek immediate medical attention to get the required treatments. However, it is important to note that such illness may significantly affect other members. This necessitates their treatment. It important to treat the whole family in the onset of such diseases since they are also affected either physical or psychological by such defect. And inappropriate treatment of the whole structure will result into reoccurrence of such conditions.
  4. 4. Another aspect is based on the changes in its members. Any change of one member affects the whole system. And not only the individual member, this is the reason behind the usage of whole families structures by most health practitioners in dealing with patients. They view any symptom of change or conflict in the group as a problem posed by one member of the group.
  5. 5. The therapists perform the following functions: they teachers families functions in general and particularly their own functions. It essential to individuals to be aware about their roles to keeps them united. If they know their roles effectively there will be reduced conflicts in such structures.
  6. 6. Through this they focus on the whole family rather than focusing on the individuals who is ill. The treatment is carried out as a whole. This significantly assists in reducing the effects posed by such diseases on other family members. It also involves them in developing an effective strategy that is aimed at reducing anxiety and conflicts and solving them.
  7. 7. Individual will be assisted on appropriate ways of developing suitable solutions to their problems. Through this they will be able to come up with their own solutions. They make individuals to adopt appropriate ways of handling problems. In most cases the way one handles problems will affect the magnitude of such problems.
  8. 8. During such counseling sessions, the strength of families are used to handle such problems as all members are make to understand the need to take responsibility of their problems. Some members are also guided on the need to change their behaviors more than others.
  9. 9. This is an active counseling process where both the counselor and counselee take an active role during counseling. For example, parents can be informed to delegate some duties to their children.
  10. 10. Appropriate family counselors are able to make the family members learn more about themselves and their functions. The members are expected to regularly attend such counseling sessions organized by the counselor depending on the nature of their problem.
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