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Monday, September 23, 2019

How to be a Family Therapist?

Family therapy or family counselling is designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family, such as major life transitions or mental health conditions. It may be used as the primary mode of treatment or as a complementary approach.

Counseling and Family Therapy

The Benefits of Family Counseling

Families can benefit from therapy when they experience any stressful event that may strain family relationships, such as financial hardship, divorce, or the death of a loved one. Also, it can be effective in treating mental health concerns that impact the family as a whole, such as depression, substance abuse, chronic illness, and food issues, or everyday concerns, like communication problems, interpersonal conflict, or behavioural problems in children and adolescents.

Family counselling aims to promote understanding and collaboration among family members to solve the problems of one or more individuals. For example, if a child is having social and academic problems, therapy will focus on the family patterns that may contribute to the child's acting out, rather than evaluating the child's behaviour alone. As the family uncovers the source of the problem, they can learn to support the child and other family members and work proactively on minimizing or altering the conditions that contribute to the child's unwanted behaviour.

How to Become Counseling & Family Therapy?
Any individual you have a Masters Degree in Psychology and undergone some training can become a family therapist. All though technically you don't any degree for doing counselling and family therapy but in order to gain theoretical and practical approach in counselling of any family you must go for some course in family therapy. It can be any certificate course in family therapy.

Do we need RCI Registration to work as Family Therapist??
No. Working as a counsellor in any field including family therapy you don't need RCI registration. But if you work in the field of Disorder and rehabilitation and you are making in diagnosis, you must be registered under Rehabilitation Council of India. 

Role of Counselor & Family Therapist?
A family therapist typically meets with an entire family to discuss and examine the issues that are interfering in their lives. However, a family therapist also performs one-on-one counselling time if necessary with family members. The goal of therapy is to address emotional or mental issues that are harming the family. For example, families may be undergoing some sort of crisis at work or a psychological conflict with them. By talking with patients, a family therapist seeks to address and modify these issues.


  1. It's a great blog and thanks for all info that is very interesting for us. Keep up the good work.
    Counselling and family therapy in india

    1. Making an awareness is most important task being a counselor or family therapist. Because people including some aspirants and working professionals are not aware.