A current in psychology and psychiatry based on systemic concepts, mainly centered on autopoiesis.
Familiar therapists rejects the "Olympian stance", common in their trade, which induces most psychologists and psychiatrists to believe that they can treat their patients only on the bases of objective observation; generic concepts about some classes of mental illnesses and some objective guiding of the patients.
Familiar therapists try to better understand what "being an observer" implies and, as a result, they consider that their interactions with the patients are not neutral. Moreover, they believe that no patient can be isolated from her/ his personal environment, and, more specifically from her/his family, which generally presents psychological closure.
The therapist interventions aim at a better integration of the whole family group, including a better adaptation of its members behavior.
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