Family therapy (also known as couple and family therapy, family systems therapy, family counselling or systemic psychotherapy) is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.
It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasises family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
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