In family-based therapy, psychological and emotional disorders are treated by working with every family member. Instead of focusing solely on the individual, it takes a systemic approach to the family and considers how family interaction style impacts the individual. Various issues are treated with FBT, including eating disorders, substance abuse, and behavioral problems.
During therapy, family members are empowered to make positive changes and improve communication. Through treatment, the therapist helps families identify and address problematic behaviors and develop healthier interactions.