Family psychotherapy is primarily targeted at interrelationship of family members that share a common problem. These family members are helped to modify the disturbed ways of communication and develop new and more functional ones.
The aim of family psychotherapy is to establish closer relationship between family members and find new ways to solve conflicts as well as find solutions how to avoid them. Family psychotherapists analyze relationships of a patient within a system (among friends, in a family, at school, at work, etc.) by working with individual family members, spouses or the whole family. The objective of this psychotherapy is to help families develop new, more appropriate ways of interaction, reshape boundaries, strengthen family structure, find new meaning of life, new points of view to the life and thereby discover solutions that are suitable to the whole family.
The length of treatment may vary: therapy can be short-term or long-term.