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Family Systems Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Family Systems Therapy recognises and emphasises the importance of healthy family relationships as an essential part of psychological health for everybody involved.

Indeed, clients who seek clinical treatment on their own, without any family involvement, often revert to old, dysfunctional roles and patterns of interaction with unaware family members once they return home.

This can often cause the individual to quickly relapse into their old addictions or other unhealthy lifestyles. Family therapy, therefore, is used to explore the relationships between the client and their families, and to deal with any problems that may have reinforced the client’s harmful behaviours. Family therapy has been found to be beneficial in the following ways:

  • Creating stronger bonds within the family
  • Deepening understanding and empathy
  • Creating healthier communication
  • Enhancing problem-solving skills
  • Enhancing overall family functioning

Family values and beliefs

Family Systems Therapy is derived from systems theory, which is the study of complex systems in nature, science and society. This approach to treatment attempts to understand the individual client and their problem, within the broader context of the client’s personal environment – i.e. their family’s beliefs, values, and interpersonal interactions.

In the past, family systems therapy would simply focus on the immediate ‘system’ of parents and children. However, we are increasingly realising that one’s environment extends far beyond one’s immediate family, and can include aunts/uncles, grandparents, friends/loved ones, co-workers, jobs in certain industries, social networking and media influences.

We strongly believe that, regardless of the nature of a client’s problem, involving members of the family system in the treatment process (however many are able and willing to participate) often benefits both the client and the family members themselves.

The Kusnacht Practice is open and fully operational.

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 developments and follow the strict guidelines advised by the Swiss Health Authorities.

We are resolutely focused on two aspects: protecting our clients and employees.

All properties in our portfolio are regularly disinfected and deep-cleansed, along with our vehicle fleet.

All clients and staff are tested and monitored for symptoms.

The safety of our clients is further aided through their individualised programme, each treated privately in their own clinical residence.

We have immediate access to the leading doctors and hospitals within the region. Our use of technology is enabling seamless communications and business operations.

Our environment is entirely safe and The Kusnacht Practice team continues to provide treatment and services of the highest standard.