We are all a part of some “system” which has been called the “Family Constellation.” It is a social group and each member contributes to its success. A couple or parents and their children do not live alone and problems that exist impact everyone in the home. In times of discord most people want to identify the one on whom they can place the responsibility for change.
The marriage and family therapist is concerned with the dynamics of the family. To deal with only one person may be helpful. However, whenever possible the therapist hopes to work with all who contribute to the well being of that group. This means that parents in a family are vital to the process just as the spouse is a part of the dynamics of a marriage.
Dr. Bob Cornelius