Family Therapy as a Solution to Create Peace in Family Conflict
Each member of a family has to learn how to grown as a group and interact with each other in a healthy way and also to the outside world. In the process of growing up and living with each other, family conflict sometimes would arise due to uncontrollable situations among themselves, and this is when family therapy would come in to assist the situation.
Through family therapy, it would appear that there is something new that is developing within the family that signifies family growth and would sometimes be viewed as a difference. Examples would be one member may be turning to be super sensitive and irritable, or is feeling left out, or could be in trouble in school, and others. Or maybe two members in the family are always getting into an argument with each other, or another one is disturbing peace or is a bothersome, etc.
The reasons why the disturber is doing such things are important therefore to be known. It is a fact that people do not act with no reasons at all, meaning, there must be something that they desperately need to attain or know that made them act that way, and if they are not satisfied, then they feel hurt and frustrated.
It is with these examples that are causing disturbance to a family and something different has to be brought in like family therapy to solve these kinds of family conflicts.
Family therapy is described as a form of psychotherapy with the objective of solving family conflicts through family counselling. In the technique of family therapy treatment, multiple or all members of the family will have to participate since the family is considered a one unit. Members who are directly involved in the problem are given emphasis during the therapy sessions. Family concerns like marriage, divorce, children-parent relationships, family conflicts, depression, addictions and others will be generally handled by a family therapists. Note that the focus of family therapy is on the relationship of the family and the interaction within the members of the family. It is thus the objective of the family therapist to work on solving the issue, and not pinpointing the cause, by emphasizing the family’s strength as a unit.
In order to resolve conflicts, a family therapist will help family members by teaching effective communication and aim to minimize gaps between each member. The family therapist will analyze and see if conducts are to be changed within the members with explanations on the why and the how of situations.
The family therapist will have to conduct regular sessions so that there is importance and willingness among members, to resolve their issues.