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teamwork/cotherapy

Teamwork has proven to be particularly effective in family therapy. There are three reasons for this: First, in the course of family therapy, it is exceedingly difficult for one person to perceive and process all the information that presents itself; second, supervision and observation of the interaction between therapist and family is a great deal easier when part of the team can observe from behind a one-way mirror; third, cotherapists or team members can more easily and flexibly take complementary roles that highlight intrafamilial differences and thereby can facilitate change.
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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)