Working with families requires an approach to understanding human behavior shaped by its social context. This approach also requires treating human problems by bringing together the members of the family to help them work out conflicts at their source. We offer families the opportunity to develop healthier ways to effectively improve their interactions and relationships. We recognize the pool of the past in the shadow of the family that was, but we also recognize the power of the present that the ongoing influence of the family that is. The aim of this approach is directed toward changing the interactions between members. As the family organization is transformed, the life of each family member is altered accordingly.