All people have skills and competencies that enable them to solve problems and develop opportunities for the enrichment of life. Programs therefore must encourage people to discover new ways of using and extending their skills and resourcefulness.
Family members are the ‘experts’ about their families. While we value the skills and abilities of our workers, and the expertise within the agency, all of these are secondary to the skills and resourcefulness of the families with whom we work. Our role is to complement the competencies that lie within the family. We focus on gaining an understanding of why the problem has occurred and how it can be different, not who is at fault. The subject of therapy is the way people are making sense of themselves and their interaction.