This form of psychotherapy focusses on the family unit as a whole, instead of a single person. Individuals are viewed as active participants of a mutually constructed reality and are more than what they seem. Family members’ emotions and behaviours comprise not only each individual’s but the dynamic interplay of their responses to other people and situations. The system’s view provides greater access to dealing with interactional patterns and dynamics in the family. This larger context is the focus that helps family members improve their communication, resolve conflicts and manage situational, maturational and generational challenges.