Treating The Family As One Unit To Find Solutions

by Bobby Neece

Family is the smallest unit of society that is bound by love and caring for one another. But what if there are problems that arise and the family become individuals what is the next step? Fighting and problems are inevitable in a family. Parents’ fight, siblings fight, parents and children argue, but these are normal for a family. But there are things that can go further and cannot be patched by simply saying sorry. When this situation comes, it is better to consult and ask for a session of couples counselling Perth.

What is it?
Family psychology is treating the issues as a family. It is a holistic approach by psychologists to find solutions to problems that are looming over the family. When a parent dies, the children and the remaining parent would brood and can detach themselves to the family. This is normal for people who are mourning, but when it extends to different things like addiction or smoking, drinking and other activities that do not help the person then it becomes an issue and the family is affected. This is the time when psychologist comes in and talks to the family as a whole and finds the source of the problem and tries to arrive at a solution with the family members. Parents sometimes disregard their children when making decisions. This can make a very big issue, knowing too well that children nowadays are more aware of what is happening around them and they do not want to be left in the dark. To cope with this event, children become rebellious and try to always do the opposite of what their parents want for them. At the end, both parents and children cannot see each other in the eyes. This can actually break the family if they do not try to seek help from a professional.

How is it done?
There are different ways that a therapist or a psychologist can use to find solutions to the problems in the family. One of them is basic counselling. Talking to the members of the family will bring out all those feelings that are tucked away for some time. Strategic therapy is also another technique that is used; this is where the therapist looks at how the family members interacts and communicates with each other. After observing them, the therapist or psychologist will talk to each of the family members and ask why they are doing those things in that matter. Another one is the narrative therapy. This is when members of the family are asked to make a narration of what and how they are feeling about the family. Then everything is discussed within the family in another session.