Counseling Twins: A Family Counseling Issue

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Abstract

Although twins belong to the same family, they experience unique challenges throughout their life span. If counselors recognize the family issues involved in the unique concerns of twins, counselors can more effectively counsel twins. This article will explore the twin bond and the close relationship that twins share. Specifically, both strengths and weaknesses of the twin bond will be depicted. A case example will demonstrate common concerns among twin clients, and a case conceptualization will be included. By identifying the family issues experienced by twins, counselors will be more successful in addressing twin clients’ needs. Implications for counseling and future research will be recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-329
Number of pages5
JournalFamily Journal
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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Keywords

  • counseling twins
  • couple and family counseling
  • family systems
  • twin bond
  • twins’ developmental issues
  • twins’ identity development
  • twins’ needs

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