Structural Family Therapy Model

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The Structural Family Therapy Model, stated by Minuchin, “explains how families maintain problematic behaviors…” along with what is written by Minuchin and Fishman, “…which leads to symptom reduction because a new structure develops in the family…” (as cited in Reiter, 2016, p. 25). This model brings attention to how the behaviors and individual roles of family members changed due issue(s) that presents itself within the family structure. The issue of L.E.’s substance use is the cause in the change of roles as the client continues her substance use. As L.E. is the mother of B.V., and B.V. is her adult daughter, but is also a mother to her son; hostility between the two, because of the presenting issue. The relationship between L.E., and her

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