Cognitive Behavior Family Therapy: Review Article

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          The family is the smallest unit in human social systems. The family, meanwhile, is counted as the basic construction for laying the groundwork in all aspects of the human way of life, such as systematic thoughts, the perspective of life, and personality. The role of the family plays a significant part from birth until the end of human life. Many studies show that family is an essential factor in mental illness. Some psychiatric disorders are caused by genetic; however, another part is caused by the poor quality of the family. Family therapy is an essential method for changing the environment of the family to support the full potential of individual growth. Currently, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is widely accepted and cited many pieces of research in the field, which support that it becomes an effective method and can be applied to both individual psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. Cognitive behavior therapy has been viral and proliferated over the last 40 years. Although it is highly effective and accepted, the theory is rarely used in family therapy and has only a few cited pieces of research that are used in clinical trials. This article aims to present knowledge about cognitive behavior theoretical Framework, session structure, Roles of a family therapist, Family Assessment, distorted thoughts of a married couple, and Interventional Techniques. The author expects that this article will be a part of the contribution to developing cognitive-behavioral family therapy studying.


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