Systemic Therapy/Collaborative Therapy
Systemic therapy is the understanding that there are multiple factors that contribute to intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships and the understanding that things are interrelated and connected. For example, in families, if one family member is going through something, this may have an effect on other members of the family as well. This type of therapy looks for patterns which may have become ineffective and suggests that the client do something different once these patterns are understood. However, what makes this process collaborative is the fact that the therapist and client discuss what to do differently together and the therapist does not take an “all knowing” stance.