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multiple family therapy

In its simplest form, multiple family therapy consists of meeting of three or more families gathered together to discuss common problems. Usually one or more members of each family have been identified as needing psychiatric, legal, or social assistance. This form of therapy combines features of family therapy and group therapy.


Definition extracted with permission from Simon, Fritz, et al, Family Process, Inc.: Language of Family Therapy: A Systemic Vocabulary and Source Book (Family Process Press Series)