THE THEORY, STRUCTURE, AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE INCLUSION OF CHILDREN INFAMILY THERAPY: A LITERATURE REVIEW

Many barriers prevent therapists from including young children in family therapy, despite the theoretical belief that every family member should be present. Although there is a wealth of literature describing how to include children, the information has not been compiled in a way that is easily acce...

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Published in:Journal of marital and family therapy, Vol. 28, No. 4 (2002), p. 0
Main Author: Lund, Lori K. (Author)
Other Involved Persons: Zimmerman, Toni Schindler ; Haddock, Shelley A.
Format: electronic Article
Published: Oxford, UK : Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2002
ISSN:1752-0606
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1111/j.1752-0606.2002.tb00369.x
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  • Many barriers prevent therapists from including young children in family therapy, despite the theoretical belief that every family member should be present. Although there is a wealth of literature describing how to include children, the information has not been compiled in a way that is easily accessible to therapists. In this article, we report the findings of an exhaustive and systematic literature review of 64 publications, published between 1972 and 1999, related to including children in family therapy. The purpose of this article is to offer therapists a succinct compilation of theoretical, structural, and practical aspects as well as a comprehensive listing of specific techniques for including children in family therapy.