Question 1.
How Individually-Focused Group Therapy Influence Family Therapy
This therapy is result oriented. Engagement between the clients and therapists ensures that there is maximum attention as compared to group focused group therapy. Clients in individually based group are free and have the confidence to explore all their problems with ease as compared to when in group setting. Recovery is fast in individually focused group therapy thus this positively influences family therapy.
Transformation of Family Therapy
In the past family therapy focused on the individual (Barker, & Chang, 2013). In relational and systemic family therapy approach, problems and solutions are viewed systematically. In this regard family therapy has transformed to a relational and systematic approach. Family therapy focus on mitigating the problems and also address the causes and the environment rather than focusing on the individual.
Question 2.
Deciding Who to Include Family Therapy in Blended Families
To decide who to include, asking the client who they feel comfortable with may be a good idea. Consider members of the family that are involved in the crisis. Also considering age is important. The issue to be discussed also matters in making decisions.
Ethical considerations
To consider who to include in family therapy has to adhere to the therapy ethics. These ethical standards are confidentiality, consent, values and responsibilities. It is therefore important to maintain this ethical codes when including family members in family therapy.
Mitigating confidentiality and third-party reimbursement challenges
To deal with challenges, ensure use of highest professional skills, engage the right participants and the right ages. Also positive relationships and goals helps in mitigating the confidentiality and third party reimbursement challenges.