The therapy team is composed of professionals from a variety of disciplines. It includes psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, nurses, and post graduate trainees in these disciplines, all of whom have specialized interests and skills in family therapy.
Each family is engaged by a specific team member who carries primary responsibility for therapy with that family. However, other team members are usually involved through observation, discussion, supervision, or consultation. In this way, the knowledge and skills of other team members may be drawn upon and the family may have the benefit of several opinions even though they may work with only one team member.