Overcoming conflict within family relationships
Systemic therapy focuses on relationships between a group of people, rather than the thoughts and feelings of the individual. It is often referred to as family therapy but is much broader in scope and can be applied to any group, whether professional or personal where the relationships have become dysfunctional, impacting on the entire system.
Within any system, members communicate and behave based on their beliefs and respective roles. Families are systems where the needs and roles of members shift between dependency in infancy and old age and autonomy in adolescence and adulthood. Our expectations of how family members behave within roles are formed by our own family history and wider culture.