Structural and Strategic family therapy models

Learning Resources
Readings

  • Course Text: Wetchler, J. L., & Hecker, L. L., & (Eds.). (2015). An introduction to marriage and family therapy. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
    • Chapter 4, “Structural Family Therapy” (pp. 119-154)
    • Chapter 5, “Strategic Family Therapy” (pp. 155-181)
    • Chapter 6, “Milan Systemic Therapy” (pp. 182-205

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Consider the similarities and differences among the structural family therapy model, strategic family therapy model, and Milan systemic therapy model.
  • Reflect on your personal counseling philosophy and how these theories may support or challenge it.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a comparison of two therapy models, noting their similarities and differences. Describe under what circumstances you might apply each of the models and identify their strengths and limitations.

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The structural family therapy is a method that is used to evaluate the challenges in the progress of a family. It addresses patterns that create problems in the functioning of a family (Wetchler and Hecker, 119). The strategic family therapy is responsible…
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