FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY By N., Sam M.S. - 17 a form of family therapy that focuses on both family interaction patterns and on the benefits family members may derive from problem behaviour. Uses reframing and cognitive therapy methods. FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY: "Joe's family had functional family therapy to deal with some behaviour problems." Related Psychology Terms CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY CHILD PSYCHIATRY Selecting a Diagnosis Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development FAMILY CARE Diagnosis and Treatment Planning HABIT Dissociative Identity Disorder Cultural Norms & Values in the African-American Population MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-family-therapy/ (accessed January 30, 2023).