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date: 18 September 2019

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Family therapy interventions are useful in geropsychology when family structures and processes contribute to, or complicate well-being, or when family support is critical to the well-being of older adults. Although relatively early in development, therapy with ageing families draws from rich conceptual frameworks in family development, family systems, and medical family therapy. Family therapy interventions have been shown to add benefit in a limited set of studies. Care-giver family therapy, an emerging model that guides geropsychologists to organize evidence-based interventions, is illustrated with a case that demonstrates how family can be engaged to improve support and care for older adults and their care-giving family members.

Keywords: family therapy, ageing, care-giving, family systems, geropsychology

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