Family Dynamics Worksheet – Identifying and Resolving the Root Cause of Family Issues

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Family dynamics are the patterns of relating, or interactions, between family members, including roles, hierarchies, and communication between family members. 

Family dynamics can strongly influence how we see ourselves, others, and the world. As a result, it significantly affects our everyday well-being and relationships and plays a major role in our mental health.

Family issues are when conflicts between family members become quite intense to the extent it interrupts your daily life.

When families cannot resolve the root cause of any family issue, the emotional intensity around each other becomes overwhelming, and it can lead to symptoms of common mental health such as anxiety or depression.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Family Therapy

This type of psychotherapy can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy can also help treat specific mental health or behavioral conditions such as depression or substance abuse disorder.

  1. Behavioral Therapy 

This therapy focuses on behavioral modification by reinforcing adaptive behaviors and extinguishing unwanted behavior.  Behavioral therapy helps transform an individual’s behavior to align with the desired life goal.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you identify and navigate family issues by overcoming communication challenges and achieving meaningful relationships.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used when you are experiencing any form of stress, conflict, or danger in a family relationship

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