The Effectiveness of Family versus Individual Therapy

Whereas individual therapy lays focus on changing the individual only, family therapy considers the needs of the whole group and actually integrates the whole family in the recovery process of the affected individual. As such, family therapy can be said to have external focus. Individual therapy usually works well with persons who if treated in a group therapy such as family therapy would end up not focusing on the need to alter their behaviors for a healthier life.

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