the psychotherapeutic treatment of more than one member of a family simultaneously at the same session, based on the assumption that problems can best be understood and corrected by observing the interaction of family members and identifying methods for improving their interrelationships.
a form of psychotherapy in which the members of a family participate, with the aim of improving communications between them and the ways in which they relate to each other
a type of psychotherapy that involves the family as a whole in sessions or treatments
Family therapy can improve family relationships and processes, helping members to understand and modify home influences that contribute to mental disorder in one or more family members, and improve communication.
family therapy n.
A form of psychotherapy in which the interrelationships of family members are examined in group sessions in order to identify and alleviate problems of one or more family members.
noun, Television Informal. 1. . noun, Television Informal. 1. any broadcast period from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. when programs of general interest to the family are broadcast. noun a time during the evening when families are together talking, working on homework, or being entertained
noun 1. a genealogical chart showing the ancestry, descent, and relationship of all members of a family or other genealogical group. noun 1. a chart showing the genealogical relationships and lines of descent of a family Also called genealogical tree
- Family-tree theory
[fam-uh-lee tree, fam-lee-] /ˈfæm ə li ˈtri, ˈfæm li-/ noun, Historical Linguistics. 1. a theory that describes language change in terms of genetically related languages developing in successive splits from a common parent language, such as Indo-European, as depicted by a family tree diagram.
plural noun 1. the moral and ethical principles traditionally upheld and transmitted within a family, as honesty, loyalty, industry, and faith.