n. a therapeutic approach which aims to help families going through difficulties in their relationships. This group treatment is learning-based and, thus, applies cognitive behavioral analysis of the problems presented by a family. It focuses on changing thought patterns and overt behavior.
BEHAVIORAL FAMILY THERAPY: "The people behind behavioral family therapy strive to improve the interactions between family members such that each member would find their side of the interaction more meaningful."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL FAMILY THERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-family-therapy/ (accessed March 21, 2023).