Structural Family Therapy (SFT) addresses problems within a family by...
Charting the relationships between family members, or between subsets of family
Focus of SFT
Structure of the family, including its various substructures
An essential trait of SFT
The therapist actually enters, or "joins", with the family system as a catalyst for positive change
- An invisible set of functional demands that persistently organizes the interaction of the family- Important rules for a therapist to study include coalitions, boundaries, and power hierarchies between subsystems