The Evidence Base of Systemic Family and Couples Therapies / Stratton, Peter
In: The Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice. - - 2011
Systemic family and couples therapy (SFCT) has evolved into a variety of forms to meet the needs of the people who come for therapy. Our clients differ not only by bringing the full range of psychological and relationship difficulties and the variety that our society has imaginatively created in family structures and relationships, but they also occupy the full life span and the great range of ethnic and other cultural variation that communities now contain. This review starts with an account of the basis of SFCT and explains why it offers a very different resource from all the other therapies, which strive to bring about change within individuals.