Systemic psychotherapy is an independently recognized psychotherapeutic process with a variety of methods and areas of application. Originally developed from family therapy, it is now used in work with individuals, couples, families and groups. The core idea of systemic therapy is the assumption that the key to understanding and solving problems lies not so much in the person being treated alone, but in the (family) context in which the problem is found.
Systemic therapy is interested in the person's relationship processes that are involved in the creation and maintenance of a problem and are therefore also important for change and solution processes. Systemic psychotherapy consid ers the individual in the relationship structure of his or her own environment and sees symptoms as an expression of certain relationship patterns. Therapeutic interventions aim to make patterns clear, uncover resources and expand the possibilities of courses of action for those involved.