Family psychotherapy - Ośrodek Regeneracja

Family psychotherapy

Family therapy is based on the assumption (systemic perspective), which we share, that problems of an individual should be viewed in relation to the different contexts/systems in which this individual lives. One of such significant contexts is the family. Systemic practice considers `context’ as a background for an individual’s psychological development and emotional well-being.

Family therapy helps family members to identify, understand and strengthen various aspects of family functioning and its supportive role. It enables family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, to appreciate each other’s needs and differences to build on family strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.

Some of the goals of family therapy might include the improvement of family functioning on different levels, improvement of mutual understanding and emotional support, development of coping and problem-solving strategies in various life situations.

Family therapy can be useful in times of crisis and with long-standing problems as well. This type of therapy can very beneficial and of great value for the problems listed below as examples:

  • school-related issues
  • psychosomatic problems
  • eating disorders
  • child and adolescent mental problems
  • marital/couple problems including conflicts, separation and divorce issues (couple therapy)
  • problems with the transition through various life stages of a family
  • challenges of parenting and family functioning
  • traumatic experiences, loss and mourning

Family therapy begins with a consultation meeting during witch the family establishes the goal/goals and framework for the therapeutic work together with the therapist. Each session takes 90 minutes and takes place every 2 to 4 weeks.

Katarzyna Brażyńska-Tatarowicz

Psychologist, psychotherapist working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. "I graduated Clinical Psychology from Wyższa Szkoła Psychologii Klinicznej and Law from University of Łódź. I have completed a 4-year psychotherapy training and 2-year couples and families therapy training at the Laboratorium Psychoedukacji, both recommended by the Polish Psychological Association. I have experience working with adults, young adults and teenagers." At ReGeneRacja Center: I work with adolescents and adults. I conduct individual, couples, and family therapy. I also run psychoeducational meetings for parents. I work in both Polish and English. Personal info: I am married and have two children.

Piotr Romanowski

Piotr Romanowski, psychologist, psychotherapist Qualifications and professional experience I am a psychologist and psychotherapist. I graduated from the 4-year Family Therapy Study organized by the OPTA Association in Warsaw and the BAZA Trainers School in Krakow. For many years I have been providing psychotherapeutic support to young people and families in cooperation with public institutions, including Mental Health Clinics, Emergency Child Care, and Social Welfare Center. I submit my work to regular supervision by certified supervisors of the Polish Psychological Association. At the ReGeneRacja I work with couples and families.