Family Therapy

Also known as:  family therapy, group therapy, family group therapy, multiple family group therapy.

What is family/group therapy?

Family and group therapy are both forms of psychological counseling that involve multiple participants and can take many forms. Families can all go to therapy together to improve communication and address conflicts.

Group therapy often involves counseling a group of people with similar concerns and utilizing the support of the group as a therapeutic intervention.

What happens during the session?

The exact nature of the family or group therapy can vary depending on the nature and severity of the problems involved. Typically, a mental health professional will lead the therapy and guide the group with specific therapeutic interventions.

Is any special preparation needed?

No special preparation is needed for this treatment.

What are the risk factors?

There are no direct physical risks to family/group therapy. Success through therapy is not always guaranteed, however.


Reviewed by: Marisa Azaret, PsyD

This page was last updated on: 7/12/2018 3:26:25 PM

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