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​The Family Care Foundation is located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Since the start in 1987 we have worked with family home living, psychotherapy and family therapy in the absence of psychiatric diagnoses and manuals. In our work we meet adults, adolescents and families who are in need of family home living in a therapeutic context.
The staff at Family Care Foundation are dedicated and experienced psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers. Together with our family homes we have over the years developed our working model, The Extended Therapy Room. Collaboration is key for us. This means that we always work together in teams consisting of the client, his or her network, the family home, a supervisor and a therapist. Participation is another key concept for us. Actual participation is based on responsibility and trust. We try in different ways to create room for this. Each of us in the team have a personal responsibility. The working model includes recurring conversations and meetings in the therapy room, in supervision with our family homes, in teams and in other important contexts.

In 2015, a new foundation was started by Carina Håkansson. The Extended Therapy Room Foundation is a continuation of more than 25 years of work at the Family Care Foundation. Family Care Foundation’s work, it´s network and knowledge have been extended in such a radical way that it no longer fits within its purposes statutes. Neither research, nor educations were activities that we suspected would be relevant in our work when our operations began in 1987. You can read more about The Extended Therapy Room Foundation here.