Family Reunification

Reunification therapy refers to family therapy that aims to reunite or reestablish a relationship, usually between a parent and child, however, is applicable to any strained familial relationship. It emphasizes attachment, promotes healthy communication, and works to heal injuries in the relationship. It can aim to improve relationships within the family or treat alienation.

 

The primary goal of this type of therapy is to reestablish trust between the parties, so allowing therapy to progress at the most-resistant parties pace is critical. Reunification work can be started during a clients admission to our facility, however, in most circumstances continued treatments and sessions are required. 

 

The primary goal of this type of therapy is to reestablish trust between the parent and child, so allowing therapy to progress at the child’s pace is essential.

 

Because reunification therapy is a type of family therapy, a therapist doing reunification work might use techniques seen in other kinds of family therapy sessions. However, there are specific emphases that are unique to reunification therapy.