In need of a 250 word response/discussion to each of the following forum posts. Agreement/disagreement/and/or continuing the discussion. Original forum discussion/topic post is as follows: Forum Assignment for the Week : Critique either Family Therapy or Contemplative Therapy with regard to the efficacy of the approach to treatment. Forum post response #1 This week we learned about both family therapy and contemplative psychotherapies. Family therapy was very interesting to me.If I were to use this degree to begin a career in some sort of counseling, I believe it would be either family or marriage counseling or therapy that I would seek out. Family therapy looks at treating not just an individual, but rather the whole family.Although, therapy can take the form of client and therapist only, especially if family members do not live nearby and are unable to attend therapy with the client.Rather than focusing on one’s experience, like in the past therapy forms that we have learned, the process of family therapy focuses on the current happenings within the family, family structure, and perhaps explores what is causing the current behaviors. Family therapy focuses on three main systems within the family: the wife and husband (or wife and wife or husband and husband) system, the parents as a system, and the siblings system.Our textbook states that the spousal system is perhaps the most important.If there is conflict between the spouses, then this affects the other subsystems as well. Family therapy has a term called cybernetic epistemology.This means that when a comment or action is done or said, and someone responds, they each disagree on where the starting point of the argument began.The first person believes that the second person started the argument when they replied or reacted.However, the second person believes that the first person started the argument with their initial argument.Because of this, it is easy to see how families disagree on whom or what the problem is. Family therapy focuses on many different techniques to help solve these problems.One of the techniques is to utilize role play.Another technique is to envision the problem as an outside force.For example, rather than the problem being the father drinking too much, the family would view the problem as alcohol that was trying to take their father away from them. To be successful, it would seem that everyone in the family would need to be willing to work towards bettering the family system.If one person was not interested, or had given up on trying to be a family, then the therapy would most likely not be beneficial as they would not be invested.However, that would be an issue with any therapy. Our textbook states that family therapy has recently grown in research studies.These studies have been able to prove the benefits and successes of family therapy. Forum post response #2 Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy. It is a form of treatment designed to address specific issues affecting the health and functioning of a family. (Crane, 2018) The term “family” does not necessarily mean blood relatives. It can be anyone who is supportive in one’s life. As a high school counselor, I can understand the term “family”. We work with students and their families on a daily basis. I remember one instance where a student did not have good ties with his family. His support came from is basketball coach. Because his coach was his support, the student and coach worked together to get him through some rough times. This kind of therapy utilizes the family as a whole to reduce stress and conflict between family members. This type of counseling views problems as patterns or systems that need adjusting within the family. (Crane, 2018)They do not look at one family member and view them as the problem. Each family has its unique problems, and its own way of communicating, or not communicating with the other members.(Crane, 2018) Family is important in therapy because they …

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