In systemic therapy, mental disorders, like all human behavior, are not examined as isolated occurrences, but are considered as parts of a larger system , thus always also including the sociocultural, -economic, and personal relational context. This means that the focus of the therapy is not solely limited to the patient and his or her symptoms, but rather that the entire environment of the patient (e.g. family, work context, school), as well as their associated relationships, are taken into account. For this reason, this type of therapy will often include significant relationships (e.g. family members, partners, children, or friends) in the treatment . In systemic therapy, the aim is to identify problematic behavioral patterns that were still useful back when they were acquired, but have since led to conflicts in the system due to a lack of alternative solutions. The goal is to reduce stress and conflict, by replacing these old behavioral patterns with improved, more appropriate systems of interaction .