To some, the true meaning of family means a group of people related by blood or ancestry. To others, it has nothing to do with genes and everything to do with love, compassion, and support. The definition of the word family can mean many things.
Family therapy utilizes a family member (child, spouse, or sibling) in the therapeutic process. Family sessions allow individuals to find more effective ways of responding to their family member’s concern, dealing with their own reactions and ultimately improving the patient’s psychological functioning.