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Systemic therapy

sees the personal quality of life in connection with the environment (family, friends, job,
education) of a person. Ideas, expectations and concepts on how this environment should
be or work and how a fulfilling and meaningful life should look like, affects our subjectiv felt
of quality of life.

Systemic therapy has no disorder-specific treatment concept. Basically systemic therapy assumes
that disorders occure, if the present forms of interaction are no longer beneficial to the person(s).
Possibly the frame of references has changed, involved persons have changed, the person in
question (who asks for psychotherapeutic support) has changed, or all together changed.
Feelings of frustration, senselessness, agression or further on depression, sleep disorders, anxiety
could occure. A need to modify and vary ones attitudes within and towards ones environment
as well as towards ones intellectual reference system is a reasonable and helpful approach from
a systemic viewpoint - to improve ones living conditions.

Techniques of choice to reach this goal within systemic therapy are e.g. reflected dialogue
(in the ambulatory setting often additional with a reflecting team), systemic constellation work
or family  sculpture (Virginia Satir).

Particular attention is given to the self-efficacy of the client. He/she will give the allowance
how far therapy and exploration shall go and he/she will, together with the therapist, set the
way, the pace and the aim of the working-process.

Empowerment, development of competences and problemsolving abilities are - in the long run -
aims of systemic therapy.

Autonomy and a related life are possible fruits of personal development.