How to Practice Family Constellation Therapy: 3 Interventions

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Families can be a source of great happiness, warmth, and love, yet they also suffer from trauma and conflict, resulting in damaged connections and broken relationships.
Family constellation therapy helps clients identify, understand, and reconcile events that have led to breakdowns within the family ‘constellation’ (Konkolÿ Thege et al., 2021).
It involves individuals from the therapy group acting as stand-ins for a client’s existing and past family members, then using their position and feedback to work through and ease tensions.
This article explores the constellation approach’s theory, practice, benefits, and disadvantages and suggests learning opportunities for new and existing therapists.
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