An Analysis of Family Systems Therapy (FST)


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An Analysis of Family Systems Therapy (FST)
I. Introduction
Family Systems Therapy (FST) was developed in the 1960’s among clinical psychotherapists (Adams, 2003, p. 196). It incorporates social psychology and clinical psychology, but favors a “systems” approach rather than individualized therapy that had been favored prior by clinicians for many years (Adams, 2003, p. 197). In other words, the clients are met with as a group, typically a family, but it could also be any group that works together, lives together or needs to collaborate together as a cohesive “system.” Family Systems therapy views the individual as systems in different contexts (Schwartz, 1997, p. 27). FST is based on a “systems” approach of family dynamics, where each...
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