Usually, family therapy is short term - generally around 12 sessions. It may include all family members or just those that are able or willing to participate. Family therapy sessions might teach you skills to strengthen family connections and get through worrying times, even after the therapy has ended.
During family therapy, you can:
•Explore your family's capacity to solve problems and talk about thoughts and emotions in a helpful way
•Explore family roles, rules and behaviour patterns to recognise problems that contribute to conflict — and ways to work through these problems
•Recognise your family's strengths, for example: caring for one another, and weaknesses, for example: difficulty confiding in one another