The Role Of Client Therapist Relationships From An Integrated Family Systems Approach

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Therapists need to find their own style and theoretical approach that they are comfortable with in order to best help their clients. A counselor’s approach often stems from their targeted client population. I desire to work with children and families especially with families going through the foster care system and adoption. Integrating the various therapy models and techniques of the family systems approach would better help serve those client populations and create positive change within those families. Based off of this integrated family systems approach people develop problems for a variety of reasons and those individual problems are often linked to the family dynamics in some way. The goal of therapy from this family systems approach is to encourage change in parents, help resolve individual problems and improve the relationships within a family. The client-therapist relationship from an integrated family systems’ approach involves a relationship based mutual respect, empathy and interest among others. A variety of techniques are recommended to serve clients and families from different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Lastly, faith is integrated into my counseling practice by drawing me to serve and help those who are disadvantaged due to socio, economic and familial issues. People develop problems for a variety of reasons and those problems serve various purposes according to the integrated family systems approach. A person can acquire emotional, behavioral or

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