This type of therapy emerged from the humanistic existentialist movement that took place in the 1960’s. It was drawn from the gestalt therapy, psychodrama, client-centered and the encounter-group movement (Goldernberg, 1991). According to the developers of this mode of therapy, the root cause of problems in a family is usually the emotional suppression the denials of the impulses that come with this suppression.
Family therapy is also known as family counseling. This is a branch in the field of psychotherapy which is used by therapists to nurture the relationships between members of a family or couples. The therapy sessions usually entail a view into how the different family members or couples interact with each other. In doing so, any issue that may arise as a result of lack of communication or agreements between the persons involved is highlighted.
I, being a student, have undergone many such situations in which factors like stress, depression and anxiety were common. These situations include those days when we, the working students, are loaded extraordinarily with assignment, quizzes, tests and other cramming-up stuff. I, at the moment, am stuck in a situation which is entirely different than other students; I study in the morning and work part-time in the evening. Thus, for me, the stress factor has always been common to occur.
For instance, Type A people are usually more cautious and adhere strictly to treatment regimen and generally more health conscious than other people. And an individual who possesses a Type B personality is more laid-back and a Type D individual has more negative emotional functioning that increases their risk to suffer from an illness and die a premature death due to their high stress levels. (Weiss & Deary, 2011)