Family Therapy Video


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Family Therapy Video

With Vann Joines, Ph.D. 

In this video, Vann Joines, Ph.D., discusses how to work with families in family therapy. He also discusses the helpfulness of thinking about what the “benevolent intent” is behind the family dysfunction. Identifying the benevolent intent helps shift “blame” away from an individual and puts responsibility on the family as a whole for what is going on in the family dynamics. He also discusses the common pitfalls in family therapy and practical exercises to overcome them.

You will learn: 

  • Explain the different communication patterns that can exist in families
  • Describe the different levels of functioning in families
  • Explain the “outside in” approach of family therapy
  • Describe an approach to making explicit what is happening to the identified patient

Continuing education credit is not available with this product. 


Dr. Vann Joines has more than 40 years of clinical experience.  lectured and taught workshops throughout the United States including Hawaii, in Canada, Mexico, Panama, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, Aruba, Japan, Korea, Thailand, England, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, the Check Republic, and Russia. He has been the Keynote Speaker at conferences of the Transactional Analysis Association of Japan, Brazil, and the International Transactional Analysis Association. He has been featured on videotapes by both the Transactional Analysis Association of Japan and the International Transactional Analysis Association.

Clinical Psychologist; President and Director, Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy; International Psychotherapy Trainer, Supervisor, and Consultant; Certified Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and 1994 Winner of the Eric Berne Memorial Award, International Transactional Analysis Association; Diplomate, Redecision Therapy Association: Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and Licensed Psychologist, State of North Carolina; Certified Group Psychotherapist with the National Registry of Group Psychotherapists; Certified EDxTM Practitioner; Certified Practitioner and Teacher in Advanced Integrative Therapy; Member, North Carolina Psychological Association and American Psychological Association; Life Fellow, American Group Psychotherapy Association; and Member, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychotherapy. Co-Author, TA Today: A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis (Lifespace Publishing, 1987, 2nd Edition, 2012), Personality Adaptations: A New Guide to Human Understanding in Psychotherapy and Counseling (Lifespace Publishing, 2002). Author, Joines Personality Adaptation Questionnaire and the JPAQ Administration, Scoring, and Interpretative Kit (Southeast Institute, 2002).