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November 14, 2012 1:05 PM Subscribe
What has been your experience with family therapy? Are you a family therapist? Tell me ALL your anecdotes and experiences with family therapy, please.
posted by zoomorphic to human relations (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in my first year of an MSW graduate program with the intent of eventually becoming an LCSW with a focus in therapy. I'm just beginning to research various modalities and practices, and I'm interested to know about others' experiences with family therapy, either as professionals or as clients.
For instance, I imagine a family therapist would counsel those handling adoption, post-partum depression, blending families in second marriages, divorce counseling, parents with special needs children, the whole gamut. True? False?
I'm also curious to know the sorts of situations in which people found themselves seeking a family therapist. What was it like? Were you referred to a service or did you seek out a private practitioner?
I assume most professionals aren't just family therapists, but also practice marriage and individual counseling as well?
For any family therapists on MeFi, what are the challenges of your job? What are your most typical sessions? Do you have any resources you recommend - books, websites, NYC-based practices? I'm already researching the Akerman Institute for my second year internship and potential post-graduate training programs.
Thank you in advance!