My treatment approach is to identify the entire family unit as the client. Similar to marital therapy, treatment consists of problem resolution and conflict resolution. In most families, boundaries are a major concern. Each member learns to respect the individuality of the other. Also family myths are a concern. One member is falsely identified as the problem source or another member is inaccurately labeled by the rest of the family. Many parents unconsciously recreate the conflicts they had in their families of origin. This is why it is important to set aside time to interview each of the parents so as to take a thorough case history.
Communication may also need to be regulated. Those that talk the most may need to learn to listen more, and those that tend to listen more may need to learn to talk more frequently.