CAHSS Faculty Articles

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

3-2018

Publication Title

Journal of Systemic Therapies

ISSN

1195-4396

Volume

37

Issue/No.

1

First Page

36

Last Page

46

Abstract

The field of family therapy is undergoing a transformation, one in which therapists intervene not only with families, but also with the outside systems that affect them. This article describes a program, in which faculty and doctoral students in a family therapy program partner with a large urban school district, that is designed to intervene at the school district level, providing a direct family therapy intervention into a larger system. However, the therapists’ ability to succeed in this work has recently been challenged by larger system changes in immigration policy, beyond the level of the school district. This experience has highlighted the importance of family therapists’ involvement in larger social and political systems.

Comments

©2018 JST Institute LLC

ORCID ID

0000-0001-6204-5296

DOI

10.1521/jsyt.2018.37.1.36

Peer Reviewed

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